Time Tools for the iPad

We are often asked to demonstrate time tools for the iPad. Apps, but also tips and tricks for managing student usage of the iPad.

Someone showed me the “STOP PLAYING” tip on the iPad, so it only seems fair that our team share it with you! This tip means that you can set a time limit on how long the iPad is used for by a student, and at the end of the time, the iPad will turn off/stop/go to sleep. It would then require a passcode to be entered to be turned back on.


For full instructions on how to set a passcode lock and then use “STOP PLAYING” using the iPad clock timer, please watch this quick YouTube video.

You will also see these two time tool APPS demonstrated (although I am sure there are many many others!)


Enjoy! Share this article with someone today! And leave us a comment if you have any other apps or tricks you would like to share with us!

Talk soon,





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About Amanda Hartmann

Amanda is a Speech Pathologist with over 17 years experience. She has worked within educational settings, as an Inclusive Technology Consultant with Spectronics www.spectronics.com.au , and currently focuses her time on her busy private practice.

Amanda is a Key Word Sign/Makaton Presenter, an official Proloquo2Go trainer www.assistiveware.com/amanda-hartmann and an official expert TBoxApps Trainer for Therapy Box. She is also a certified Apple Trainer and regularly runs iPad workshops to help schools integrate iPad technology into the classroom, for all learners.

Amanda has a special interest in supporting and developing communication, literacy and learning for a wide range of diverse learners, often through the use of visual tools, sign language and technology. She has spent many years providing therapy support and teacher/parent training in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for students with complex communication needs, due to disabilities such as: Cerebral palsy and other Physical impairments, Visual impairment, Hearing impairment, Autism, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Intellectual Impairment, Angelman Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and others. She also has specialist knowledge to support the literacy learning of students with learning difficulties, language impairments and other diverse learning needs. She is passionate about providing interactive and engaging presentations to educators, parents and therapists.

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