A Reference Guide
New to working with apps? Tablet apps have developed their own icons used for features within apps. When unfamiliar with using tablet devices, it is easy to become frustrated when you do not recognize the common icons. That is why we have assembled a quick reference guide to ensure easy interaction with common app interfaces. It can also be helpful to ensure your students are familiar with the most commonly used icons.
A download icon indicates where a created document can be download to either the photo library or iBooks shelf. Where there is no download icon, the same feature can be found with the export or share icons.
Within apps that allow for creation of images or documents, the export icon provides a list of options to export the new file. These files can usually be shared through email or the photo library. This icon is inter-changeable with the share icon.
The setting icon represents where the settings menu for the current app. It is advisable to review the options within a setting menu before a lesson. You may find options you are unaware of that can improve the student’s experience or instruction.
The microphone icon indicates where audio can be recorded and placed into an app. The scored audio can be used for a movie, or some apps use this icon when dictating audio recording into text.
The share icon can be inter-changeable with the export icon. The icon indicates a menu of methods for saving a presentable version of your project. A share button menu will often include options for sharing your project on various social media platforms.
The trash icon will work the same as the trash can on most personal computers’ operating systems. The icon indicates deleting the current file or project you have selected. Unlike your desktop, in most applications you will not be able to retrieve deleted items.
The view icon is used less frequently than any other on this list. It is used to indicate a live preview of your current project within an app.
The zoom-in icon is self-explanatory, but is a very common icon found within applications. Often, the icon can be tapped multiple times to zoom-in for a closer view of a project.