Episode 108 – High School with Jonathan Kaplan (Part 1)

Jonathan Kaplan is a 10th grade student who gets all of his work done on the iPad; we discuss what this was like before the pandemic and now in the pandemic with virtual learning. This is just the first part of our discussion. On the next episode we will continue our discussion of using the iPad as a high school student and how he uses the iPad to create videos for his YouTube channel, iOS at Work.

YouTube Version of the Podcast

Links and Show Notes

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Apps used Daily for High School

  • Apple Notes
  • Notability
  • MindNode
  • Focused Work
  • iWork Suite (Page, Keynote, Numbers) Apple Reminders
  • Calendars 5
  • PDF Converter
  • Google Workspace
    Apps used for iOS at Work YouTube Channel
  • LumaFusion for video editing
  • Files
  • Pixelmator Photo for photo editing
  • Pixelmator for photoshop alternative
  • Aviary
  • Craft for video scripts and notes Tasks for managing projects
  • App Store app for finding apps
  • Fontinator
  • Voice Memos for recording
    Favourite apps in general
  • LumaFusion
  • Craft
  • Pixelmator Photo
  • Aviary
  • Focused Work
  • Marvis Pro
  • MindNode
  • Shortcuts
    The Hardware
  • iPad Air 4th Gen 64GB of Storage (No LTE)
  • AirPods 2nd gen
  • Logitech Folio Touch Keyboard
  • Logitech K380
  • Magic Keyboard (1st Gen) is in current use
  • Logitech M355 Mouse
  • Logitech Crayon
  • Steelseries Arctis 5 headphones for video editing
  • Blue Yeti / Blue Snowflake
    For charging
  • Anker PowerPort III Duo
  • Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim
  • PowerCore Slim 10000 PD
    What I Like about iPad
  • Portability
  • Versatility Familiarity/Simplicity
  • App support
  • The focus on one task
  • The focus on being creative
    What I don’t like
  • Ergonomics
  • Lack of support for peripherals
  • App support in certain situations
  • Mouse support (not trackpad)
  • Mass adoption of the subscription model
    Specific Workflows for iOS at Work
  • Doing research
  • I have separate notes in craft for the following Any app I find
  • When I find an app to cover, I drag and drop the link into craft
  • Read it later
  • I do my research for videos using safari, youtube, and Apple News
  • videos are filmed on my dad’s XS and I want to eventually start using filmic pro + filmic remote for this
  • All footages goes into external drive for transferring/will be AirDropped Editing on
  • LumaFusion using external monitor
  • I use shortcuts to download free b-roll from YouTube or other platforms
  • Take images in the camera app on XS
  • Do image edits in Pixelmator Photo
  • Use classic Pixelmator for photoshop edits
  • I also use pixelmator for any channel related logos/video templates I need
  • I export the videos using YouTube Studio on the web Wish mobile YT studio app was more robust
    Specific Workflows for class
  • Zoom Calls
  • This is one of the things I need a Mac for
  • But when zooming I don’t do anything else on the Mac
  • I use the iPad as the display for anything but the zoom call
  • I zoom on iPad when I am not in school and I don’t need to record the audio I use split view here to have the other apps I need beside the zoom
    Common apps used with zoom
  • Notability
  • Safari
  • Music
  • MindNode
  • iWork
  • Google Workspace
    Writing Essays
  • All writing is done in Pages
  • I use safari and Notes/Notability for research
  • I annotate the websites in notability/notes as PDF’s
  • Using split view with those PDFs and in Pages simultaneously
  • This is the same when using Keynote for presentations
    Doing Homework
  • All homework goes into the reminders app
  • When doing homework homework, I use focused work to keep me on task
  • Will use the appropriate app for doing the homework
    Handling PDFs
  • I use PDF Converter for any file I need to convert into PDF
  • Notability is my pdf annotator
    Taking Notes
  • It varies depending on the class and would take to one to write in
  • Notes partially because I haven’t fully figured it out yet
    General Workflows
  • Heavy user of multitasking and slide over
  • I use an external monitor when possible for ergonomics
  • Is paired with a dock and external keyboard + mouse iPad is commonly found in keyboard case
  • I use Siri constantly to run voice shortcuts

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