iPad Generation 9 Classroom Features Spotlight

All students and staff in Barrington 220 (PK–12 school district northwest of Chicago) are upgrading from the iPad Generation 6 to the iPad Generation 9. The iPad Generation 9 brings several learning and teaching options that are new to our school community. This 15–20 minute, hands-on Keynote presentation shares several new opportunities built into the iPad Generation 9, including:

  • Enhanced front camera (Center Stage)
  • Live Text (Speak, Translate, and Copy text)
  • Visual Look Up (Camera and Photos apps)

The presentation also offers learners and leaders a quick review of important, previously available touchscreen features.

You are invited to download this Keynote presentation, adapt it, re-brand it, and/or otherwise improve it in any way to use with your own students and/or staff. All photos in this presentation are original and may be re-used; text examples are from Public Domain sources (in the United States).

To assist your presentation, we offer the presentation notes we used:

SLIDE 0 [Skipped slide]: Preparations

This slide includes a few reminders for you as a presenter. IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to show the user interface (the onscreen buttons and controls) of the apps on a projector or other large display, a special setup is required. Use the Resources section below to “Use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch connected to your Mac” so all the iPad controls can be seen on a projector or other large display.

SLIDE 1: [title]

SLIDE 2: Overview

Presenter: Welcome! In this 15-20 minute presentation, we will engage in several hands-on demonstrations of new features available on the iPad Generation 9 that you can begin using in your classroom immediately. We will focus on features including the Front Camera, Live Text, and Visual Look Up. We will also review some previous features and talk about some professional learning options.

SLIDE 3: General Features

These features compare the iPad 6 to the iPad 9.

Presenter: The storage on the iPad 9 has doubled and the chip is faster. Also, the iPad now offers machine learning capabilities. Machine learning is a type of artificial intelligence (AI) that uses data and algorithms to imitate the way people learn.

SLIDE 4: [screen size comparison]

This slide shows the additional screen real estate (in blue) on the iPad 9 touchscreen compared to the iPad 6 touchscreen.

SLIDE 5: Front Camera

Presenter: The new front camera is greatly enhanced from the iPad 6 camera. A new feature added to the Camera is called Center Stage.

SLIDE 6: [screen capture from Zoom]

Demo: Open Zoom, start a new meeting, watch Center Stage follow you. Ask one or more audience members to enter the video frame and watch Center Stage smoothly pan to include the new person(s).

SLIDE 7: Live Text

Presenter: Live Text is a machine learning feature that allows the iPad to interpret images of text captured by the Camera and then adds various features to interact with the text. We will capture a photo of text and try features including Speak, Translate, and Copy/Paste. But first, we need to turn on a feature in the Settings app with just 3 steps.

SLIDE 8: Speak Text Setup

Demo: Open the Settings app and follow the directions on the slide to turn on Speak Selection.

SLIDE 9: [screen capture from Photos showing Speak feature]

Demo: Capture a photo of printed text (preferably Public Domain) and show the Speak feature. NOTE: Ask the audience to follow along to complete the task—the audio may not play through the speakers of the projector/large display.

SLIDE 10: [screen capture from Photos showing Translate feature]

Demo: Capture a photo of a passage of printed text (preferably Public Domain) and show the Translate feature. NOTE: Make sure to scroll down in the Translate window to show the Play button, and show how to change the language.

SLIDE 11: [screen capture from Photos showing Copy feature]

Demo: Capture a photo of a passage of printed text (preferably Public Domain) and show the Copy feature. Open the Notes app in Split Screen and Paste the text.

Presenter: Remind students of the importance of properly citing sources when copying text.

SLIDE 12: Visual Look Up

Presenter: Visual Look Up is a feature that allows machine to recognize various features of a photo and then provide additional information. Visual Look Up works with photos of Plants & Flowers, famous Landmarks, Pets, famous Art, and other subjects.

SLIDE 13: [screen capture of Photos displaying a flower, the “sparkling i” is highlighted]

Demo: Capture a photo of a plant in the room (or use a plant photo already in Photos). Notice the “sparkling i” icon. Tap the “sparkling i” to see more information.

SLIDE 14: [screen capture of Photos displaying a flower, Look Up is highlighted]

Demo: After tapping the “sparkling i” you will see an Info window. The iPad has identified this as a Plant. Tap Look Up to see more information.

SLIDE 15: [screen capture of Photos displaying a flower, results are highlighted]

Demo: The Look Up shows Results, in this case, links to Wikipedia.

Presenter: This feature also works with photos you have previously stored in the Photos app. As you look at your previous photos, watch for the “sparkling i” icon. Tap the the “sparkling i” to see more information.

SLIDE 16: Features for Review

Presenter: Right now we will briefly review a few iPad features to take better advantage of the touch screen. We will review Split View, Slide Over, Scribble, Quick Note, Focus, and a few Swipe gestures.

SLIDE 17: [screen capture of Split View and Slide Over]

Demo: Show how to start with Keynote in full screen, swipe up to reveal the Dock, add the Safari app in split screen, swipe up to reveal the Dock, and add the Notes app in Slide Over. Tap and review the “three dots” in the top-center of an open window to switch among the three viewing options.

SLIDE 18: [screen capture of Search feature with Scribble text]

Demo: On the Home screen, swipe down from center to open Search. Use the Logitech Crayon (or Apple Pencil) to write a search term (it will convert to typed text).

SLIDE 19: [screen capture of webpage in Safari with an open Quick Note]

Demo: On an informational webpage, swipe up from bottom-right to create a Quick Note. Write or type in the Quick Note. Tap Done. Open the Notes app and show where to find Quick Notes.

SLIDE 20: [screen capture of Focus in Settings]

Presenter: We often hear from parents and teachers is that some students have issues with device distractions. Even adults deal with distractions sometimes. Apple's Focus feature allows users to set up customized options to reduce distractions.

Demo: Open Focus in Settings. At minimum, show the basic features of turning on Do Not Disturb and setting a timeframe, e.g., 8:30 AM—3:00 PM.

SLIDE 21: REVIEW: Swipes used

Presenter: Here are the three different Swipe gestures we used in this presentation. There are many more Swipe gestures available that you can access by following this QR Code.

SLIDE 22: Resources & Professional Development

Presenter: Two great professional learning opportunities we have right now include the newly launched Apple Education Community and the Barrington 220 Digital Learning Hub.

SLIDE 23: [screen capture of education.apple.com website]

Demo: Visit the new Apple Education Community, visit the Forum, tap Teaching and Learning, and show some examples.

SLIDE 24: [screen capture of Barrington 220 Digital Learning Hub website]

Demo: Visit the Barrington 220 Digital Learning Hub. Show the various PD options available and how to sign up for in-district courses.

SLIDE 25: [logo slide]


Apple Support. (2022). Use an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch connected to your Mac. Retrieved from https://support.apple.com/guide/quicktime-player/record-a-movie-qtp356b55534/10.5/mac/12.0#apd86177808b0da4


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