In preparing for a recent iPad workshop, I was discussing the idea with Shawn McCusker (@shawnmccusker) and as the end of the day, I noticed that he had drawn these images on the chalk board as a reminder to his participants.
|iPad Hieroglyphics from Shawn McCusker's EdTechTeacher iPad workshop in Chicago.|
We quickly described the images as iPad Hieroglyphics, easily deciphered by the initiated and difficult to interpret by those new to the platform. In an effort to make the idea a bit more permanent, I have created a ThingLink below that explains each icon and provides a few examples of how it is used in various applications. My hope is that the image below can provide a base foundation for newer iPad users to understand how to navigate within and between applications.