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iPad in Education For Dummies by Sam Gliksman

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Chapter 20

Printing and Scanning

In This Chapter

arrow Printing to an AirPrint printer

arrow Sharing your computer’s printers

arrow Virtual printing to a computer, application, or cloud account

arrow Using printer manufacturers’ apps for scanning and printing

Any new technology, iPad or otherwise, takes time to develop and mature. We find new ways to use the technology and discover features we’d love to see included. Printing is a perfect case in point. Initially, Apple didn’t feel that the iPad needed a print function. Content was becoming digital, and the prevailing opinion was the less paper used, the better. Then users started clamoring for a way to print the content they consumed and created on iPads. That was certainly the case in schools. Teachers have traditionally required students to create and hand in paper-based work. When schools jumped to buy iPads, teachers struggled with the problem of how to collect work from students. Frankly, many still do.

In this chapter, I look at how Apple added a new AirPrint capability to allow users to print to certain printers wirelessly. I discuss some of those ...

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