Tip of the Week: Lesson Plans on iPad or Android Tablet

by Abby @ Quaver on December 2, 2014

in In the Quaver Classroom!,Mobile Apps,Tech Integration

Each week, we bring you a Tip of the Week to make using your Quaver resources easier than ever!

Click Play to listen to our Tip of the Week jingle! (Email readers, click-through to listen to the Tip of the Week Tune)

Today’s Tip of the Week is for users of Quaver’s Curriculum! 

Looking to save paper and streamline your planning process? Why not pull your lesson plans up on an iPad or other mobile device? 

Many teachers find it easier to access their Curriculum Lesson Plans via a mobile device. Choose your device below and follow the steps to make lesson planning even easier!

ipadUsing an iPad:

Option 1: Open the Lesson Plan in a PDF reader

  • From your computer: navigate to any Lesson Plan via your Lesson Selection Menu
  • Save the Lesson Plan as PDF on your computer (this step varies based on your browser – right-click the Lesson Plan and choose Save to get started)
  • Use your preferred email service to send the Lesson Plan to an email account accessible on your iPad
  • From your iPad, open the Lesson Plan from your email in either iBooks or the PDF Reader app from iTunes

Option 2: Use a Flash Converter to access the Lesson Plan at QuaverMusic.com

QuaverMusic.com is built-in Flash so cannot be accessed directly from your iPad browser. A Flash converter app is a great way to access the full power of the site on the iPad platform. Teachers have seen success with apps like Puffin Academy and Photon. Once you’ve downloaded a converter, you can access the lesson plans just as you would on the computer – by navigating to QuaverMusic.com and your Lesson Selection Menu.

 


 

Using an Android Tablet:

If you’re using an Android device running Android 4.0 or earlier, it may support Flash. If so, you can simply navigate to QuaverMusic.com in your preferred browser and pull up any Lesson Plan from your Lesson Selection Menu. With newer devices (Android 4.1 or later), you can choose from these two options:

Option 1: Open the Lesson Plan in a PDF reader

  • From your computer: navigate to any Lesson Plan via your Lesson Selection Menu
  • Save the Lesson Plan as PDF on your computer (this step varies based on your browser – right-click the Lesson Plan and choose Save to get started)
  • Use your preferred email service to send the Lesson Plan to an email account accessible on your Android device
  • OR Connect your Android device to your computer:
    • In Windows: open “File Explorer” and locate the Android device in the “Devices and Drives” area of your system.
    • On a Mac: Click HERE to download the file transfer application and open the application. You will then drag the PDF from the saved location into the “Downloads”
  • From your Android device, open the Lesson Plan from Adobe Reader. If application is not pre-installed on the device you can download the application for free from the Google Play store or click HERE from your Android device.

Option 2: Use a Flash Converter to access the Lesson Plan at QuaverMusic.com

Newer Android devices may not support Flash so, again, a Flash converter app is a great way to access the full power of the site on the Android platform. Teachers have seen success with apps like FlashFox and Photon. Once you’ve downloaded a converter, you can access the lesson plans just as you would on the computer – by navigating to QuaverMusic.com and your Lesson Selection Menu.

 

Have you ever tried lesson planning from a mobile device? How else can you integrate this technology in your planning?

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