I have found several great apps that I feel are going to help me stay organized with notes and information to keep track of my groupings for math and reading.
To that end, I knew when I first got my iPad that I would need a keyboard if it was going to be of maximum use. There are many styles and brands available depending upon your preferences and needs. I have a New Trent style that has a hard back for the iPad itself and then the keyboard, so you can use the iPad alone or with the keyboard.
The only thing I don't like about that case is there isn't a strap to hold a stylus. When I am not using the keyboard, I like to use
a stylus for navigation. So since I know I will be using the iPad a ton this year at school, I want to maximize its use.
Therefore I needed to make my own strap. I got the supplies I needed:
The iPad itself, the top of the case that fits on the iPad, duck tape, ribbon and scissors.
Cut a length of ribbon to fit across the back with a bit more on the edges to wrap it inside and secure it.
This is the same as above except showing it from the side that rests against the device. You can see this cover has a space on each side where I lined up the ribbon.
Wrap and secure each end to the inside of the cover. I used the Duck Tape to ensure it would stay secure. (Bonus is it doesn't have to be pretty because no one will ever see it but you!)
The finished product! Nice and secure (and of course with frogs since I am obsessed!)
The finished product secured to the iPad and tucked together with the keyboard. The ribbon nicely secures a stylus (I do have a green one that would so match the ribbon but my girls misplaced it.)
Now when I stick my iPad in my bag, my stylus will stay with it! I did actually pick the whole thing up by the ribbon and it was fine but I don't plan to use it as a carry strap.
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