Greg Kulowiec is a teacher in Plymouth, MA. He blogs a lot about the iPad in the classroom and recommends apps that may be useful to educators. One HOW TO he writes, (Creating PDFs vs. ePub), allows the iPad user (teacher or student) to convert a webpage into a PDF. This will be helpful for students wishing to read an article in an area with little or no wireless access. And it doesn't require an App.
Because we don't (yet) have the option to create ePubs and because there were some changes that had to be made after the upgrade to iOS 6, I have condensed the procedure to be specific to MMSD.
This method requires the following skills:
- SELECTING, COPYING AND PASTING TEXT FROM A WEBSITE
- ADDING A BOOKMARK TO A BOOKMARK BAR
- Open Safari on the iPad and go to joliprint.com/ipad.
- Add Joliprint to your BOOKMARKS BAR.[Tap the + (add) icon in the Safari, tap “Add Bookmark”, Choose “Bookmarks Bar”, then click “Save”.]
- Now, you'll need to edit your bookmark. Go to the BOOK symbol at the top of Safari, tap on it and choose EDIT. Tap on JOLIPRINT.
- Now go to the webpage you want to convert. Perhaps you saw a nice article on NYtimes.com. Go to that article.
- To convert the article to PDF, click JOLIPRINT in your bookmarks bar and let the code run its course.
- You will have the option to open the PDF in iBooks, Kindle or DropBox.