Last Friday night I had a great conversation with a fellow SLP in Canada who will be attending #ASHA13. The conversation naturally turned to the iPad, and what apps I use during the convention. I decided to blog about my favorites and how I prep my iPad for the big weekend!
(click app images to go to the iTunes store)
|iAnnontate: I love this app for writing on my PDFs. Now ASHA is no longer having speakers post their presentations, but 3 page “handouts” were due Monday! Sometimes they are good to reference during the talk!|
Clean off your iPad. Clear off images, videos, recordings, files. Give yourself plenty of room for all the files you will be creating during the conference. You want your iPad responding quickly! Back-it up using iCloud or by hooking it to your computer. If you have questions about how to do that, you can go here.
Though, you may want to leave a few pictures of your therapy room, views of where you are from and your family (human or furry) – to show off, of course!
Be sure to get your iPad completely updated. Make sure you’ve done the latest iOS updates and that all of your apps are up-to-date. It will ensure your iPad will keep working throughout the convention. There is nothing worse than a partial update rendering your iPad useless during that one amazing speaker you find. You’ll never forgive yourself!
Do you have client sensitive information on your iPad? I would strongly encourage you to clear it off your iPad and store it safely on your computer or elsewhere. This can be therapy notes, videos showing client faces, photos, e-mails with private medical information, etc. If you choose not to take this information off your iPad, I strong encourage you lock it down. Set the PIN and erase any “remembered” passwords. Heaven forbid your iPad disappears at ASHA – you just might have a HIPAA violation on your hands!
– Tara Roehl, SpeechyKeen SLP