Looking for Specific Text on Your Device?

When reading on a device, we’re often looking for something specific. For example, I found a long article and I wanted to know if it had any information pertaining to schools. On my laptop, I can type in “⌘ F” and I get a search bar where I can type in “schools”. It will then tell me how many times “schools” is listed and I can use the arrow keys to see all of the instances. This is useful on websites, documents, pdfs and more.

You can do the same thing on an iPad, but just a little differently:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Go to the webpage you want to search on
  3. Tap on the Share Button
  4. Choose Find on Page
  5. Type in the text you are searching for
  6. Tap on Search
  7. Toggle with the arrows
  8. Tap Done when finished

This is a great tool for students to use when researching – perfect for searching out key words.

About Christie Boen

I have worked with Bend-La Pine Schools since 2007. I am an Instructional Technology Coach and District Librarian.