Turn iPad Off
I follow these directions to turn it off.
Begin by locating the iPad's hold button. This button is on the top right-hand corner of most iPad models.
Press the hold button for a few seconds, until a slider appears at the top of the screen that says Slide to power off.
Move the slider to the right. (If you don't want to shut it down, tap the Cancelbutton at the bottom of the screen.)
You'll see a small wheel spinning at the center of the screen and then the screen will go dim. The iPad is now shut off.