iPad & Worksheets

I was watching “Organizing Your Homeschool Classroom” [an iHomeschool Network hangout] earlier this week, and Dianna Kennedy [the host] mentioned that she had a bucket full of worksheets she’d gotten as free downloads online and then printed out, but she didn’t like the clutter and disorganization of a stack of worksheets she’d “get around to doing someday.”

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Do you ever feel like that? Do you often take advantage of free printables online but then never actually use the worksheets because it gets lost before you’re ready for it?

I’ve got a system I use to organize my downloaded files… and it’s clutter-free, too!

Organize Your Downloads

Tools needed?

First, create a folder in your Dropbox account to store the downloads. This will make it easier to find the files when you’re ready to use them.

Second, on your iPad, open the Dropbox app. Find the file you want to use, and click on the icon in the upper right-hand corner that will allow you to choose which app you’d like to open the file. Choose Notability.

Once you’ve opened the file with Notability, choose to open it in a new note.

Use Your iPad to Do Worksheets

Now you can have your child complete the worksheet using the iPad and a stylus (or his/her finger).

For more detailed instructions (aka step-by-step with photos) on using worksheets on the iPad, check out this post on ThePelsers.com: How to Use Worksheets on an iPad.

David LOVES to do his worksheets on the iPad, and I love that I don’t have a pile of papers laying around that I’ll probably forget are there before I’m ready to use them.

Looking for other great apps for K-Learners? Check out iOS Apps for Homeschool.