Week 5: Managing, Sharing, and Collaborating


  1. Learn and explore methods of managing content with an iPad.
  2. Learn and explore methods of sharing content with an iPad.
  3. Learn and explore methods of collaborating with an iPad.


An iPad is a mobile device and therefore requires different strategies for managing, sharing, and collaborating than a laptop computer. This session will help you understand the basics of moving content to and from an iPad. It will always help you understand the basics of sharing and collaborating with an iPad.

Solid Core Apps in use:

Google Drive
google drive.png
All members of the KIS learning community have Google accounts, so the Google Drive app
allows a great avenue for sharing content between students, teachers, or between devices.
With a 32GB iPad, moving files on and off the iPad becomes a necessary activity.
Get the App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-drive/id507874739?mt=8
Sign up for Gmail

Challenge: Sign in to Google and access one of your Documents.
Dropbox is another great tool for moving content from one iPad to another iPad or computer. Students can share their content with a teacher or other students via the Cloud.
Sign up for Dropbox.

Get the App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8

Challenge: Sign in to DropBox and put a photo in your Public Folder.
Instashare is AirDrop for iPads. You can share via the wireless network or a BlueTooth connection.
Get the App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/instashare-transfer-files/id576220851?mt=8
Get the App for MacBook: http://instashareapp.com/

Challenge: Open Instashare; find another iPad on the network; share a photo with it.

Reflector and Apple TV:

The wonderful thing about having one of these two options is it allows anyone with an AirPlay enabled device to project from their device -- no plugging and unplugging the projector!
This is the most popular option as it allows wireless connection. Using the native ‘AirPlay’ feature of all iOS devices, you mirror your iOS screen to the Reflector App, which is installed on your Mac or PC. With your computer connected to the projector in the traditional way, your iPad will appear on your classroom projector screen.
Reflector App logo.jpeg
Reflector App logo.jpeg
To get started with ‘Reflector’ visit
http://www.reflectorapp.com/ and download your copy. It costs US$12.99 for a single license, or US$54.99 for 5 licenses.
Enable AirPlay Mirroring from your iPhone 4S or iPad directly from the recently used apps section in iOS

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad and your Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
    AirPlay feature iOS.png
    AirPlay feature iOS.png
  2. On your iPhone or iPad, double-click the Home Button to display your recently used apps.
  3. Swipe your recently used apps twice from left to right until you see the icon.
  4. Tap the icon to display a list of available AirPlay devices.
  5. Enable AirPlay Mirroring* from this menu by tapping the name of your Apple TV, then toggle the on/off slider to ON.
  6. Open 'Reflector' (we recommend after installing it, to create a shortcut on your Dock by dragging the icon from your 'Applications' folder to your Dock).
  7. Select 'Reflector' > 'Preferences'. As more people start to use Reflector on the shared WIFI, you will see more and more computers in the AirPlay plane on the iOS. (see image to right of screen). You therefore may want to set your Reflector name (use your Mac's name if set in your Mac's System Preferences > Users and Groups), and maybe even a password to prevent people accidentally reflecting the iOS onto your Mac/Projector screens. A person who does this may not even be in the same room. They could be anywhere on campus.
  8. Make choices now about whether or not to launch in fullscreen mode when you AirPlay your iOS device, and what colour the background is.