How to use an iPod/iPad in an area without wifi

You and your student get out to the community. You start your lesson. They are going to travel a route using their iPod or iPad, just like you practiced at their school. Only this time, they are going to actually travel the route and use the iPod/iPad at the same time! 

They are ready. 

YOU are ready. 

But the device? It won't work. You can't get the map to pull up out in the community because there is no wifi. 

Now what?! 

You change your lesson plan, of course. But, you didn't have to go through that strife to begin with. 

Instead of having to change your plans, there are ways to hook up your non-wifi device to a device with wifi and use it out in the community. 

You will need a device with wifi and a little know-how. If you provide the device, I will show you how to use an ipod/ipad in an area without wifi. 

How to Use an iPod/iPad in an Area without Wifi. 

Materials needed: A device with wifi that has a personal hot spot. This can be the instructor's phone or a personal hot spot device

  1. Turn on both devices. 
  2. On your wifi-device, turn on the personal hot spot. 
  3. Connect the iPod/iPad to the personal hot spot. 
  4. BAM! You should be able to use the iPod/iPad out in the community. 

This will use the data from the wifi-device. I would make sure that the wifi-device has a data plan that can withstand the data needs of the instruction. 

I know that is a super simple overview. For more information, watch this clip that explains it all in detail: 


2 Most Important VoiceOver Gestures for Orientation and Mobility

2 Most Important VoiceOver Gestures for Orientation and Mobility

Do you ever feel like you missed the Tech-train as it left the station a few years ago?

Now the topics people talk about are above your head and you feel like you don’t speak the language.

Yes. Yes. and more YES. In a recent blog post, we talked about hard it is to keep up with all of the technology these days.

For those of you who want to get your feet wet, but haven’t yet, this vlog is for you.

There are 2 most important VoiceOver gestures that you NEED to know. Everything else is based on these two. Also, if you ONLY know these two, you can get a teenager to teach you the rest of them while still being a confident O&M Specialist. #win-win.