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50 iPad apps that students love

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Want to increase the educational value of iPads? Good news, there’s an app for that. Actually, here are 50 worth checking out:"


Via John Evans
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A bit general, but useful list.

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Gürkan Tabak's curator insight, July 17, 2013 1:56 AM

Apps for students...

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Multi-Year iPad Deployment At UC Irvine Med School: The Results Are In - Edudemic

Multi-Year iPad Deployment At UC Irvine Med School: The Results Are In - Edudemic | academiPad | Scoop.it
Named the “iMedEd Initiative,” all of the students enrolled in the college’s med school receive tablets with their textbooks and educational materials loaded on them.

Via John Evans
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So iPad's boost learning in HigherEd: "The university reports that students participating in the program scored on average 23 percent higher on their exams than previous UC Irvine medical school classes. One group of medical students at the school even formed a group to discuss how the technology could be used at the medical school, and students have built new apps specifically for healthcare because of their experience with the program."

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Stop wasting time closing all apps in the multitasking bar

Stop wasting time closing all apps in the multitasking bar | academiPad | Scoop.it
Will closing apps from the multitasking bar speed app your iPad and preserve battery? No - that's a myth. Save yourself the time and don't do it.
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I originally intended to write a post on how to speed up the iPad (because mine is running slow), and most posts I read mentioned to manually shut down apps in the multitasking bar. Wrong! In most cases, it won't change a thing. Good thing I researched this thoroughly - I don't want to make the same mistake as so many other bloggers.

 

Still a little surprised that so many people believe in and tell this myth (even some people working as Genius for Apple), I decided to write this as its own post. Read it, you will be surprised. And: You will know for what few apps it makes sense to fiddle around in the multitasking bar.

 

The post I originally wanted to write about speeing up your iPad is coming soon on http://www.joachim-scholz.com/academipad.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: 39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom | academiPad | Scoop.it

Via kathy pryor, Laura Conley
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So sad that academiPad isn't on that list :(

 

But still check it out :)

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kathy pryor's curator insight, December 29, 2012 7:24 PM

39 sites for using iPads in the classroom

academiPad's comment, May 2, 2013 7:00 AM
academiPad (http://www.joachim-scholz.com/academipad/) is another great site that specializes on using iPad in research, teaching and learning :)
Judi Moreno's curator insight, May 14, 2013 12:46 PM

Exhaustive list!

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Apple’s Next Big Thing Is … the iPad?

Apple’s Next Big Thing Is … the iPad? | academiPad | Scoop.it
The iPad has always labored under the shadow of its little brother the iPhone. When Apple launched the tablet back in the spring of 2010, everyone thought it was derivative—it’s just a big iPhone!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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The iPad is just getting stated, with the Mini making it more affordable for schools, with tight integration, superior app ecosystem...

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John Purificati's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:05 PM

Good explanation about the iPads longevity. It's not about to fade away.

academiPad's comment, April 25, 2013 8:27 PM
No, the iPad is just getting stated, with the Mini making it more affordable for schools, with tight integration, superior app ecosystem...
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Android vs. iPad: What platform will be the long-term winner?

Android vs. iPad: What platform will be the long-term winner? | academiPad | Scoop.it
Android tablets like the Nexus 10 boast better hardware specs than the iPad 4, but think twice: Apps and ecosystems are more important than hardware specs!
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This is my own analysis on whether you should bet your money and time on the iPad or Android platform. It's a longterm decision, because the money you invest in apps and, more importantly, the time you invest in building your workflow(!), will be lost if you switch platform down the road. 

 

And of course, if you are in the difficult spot to decide for your entire college or school which tablet will be used by students and faculty, the stakes are extra high.

 

This article presents a unique perspective: Hardware specs do not really matter much (at least if you are going for top shelf tablets), but the ecosystem is much more important. Two things are to be kept in mind: How would your tablet fit into your existing computing workflow, and what ecosystem has the best chances to long-term attract developers to produce high quality apps.

 

For me, the iPad is the answer to both of these questions.

 

If you want to read more about how I fit the iPad into my workflow, check out my articles on academiPad at http://www.joachim-scholz.com/academipad

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Top Best Free iPad Apps | Technodetails

Top Best Free iPad Apps | Technodetails | academiPad | Scoop.it
There are more than 300,000 iPad apps currently available in Apple’s App store with all those options, how will you get to know best one for without wasting much money?

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These are great apps when you are starting out. Some of them (Evernote) are a real must.

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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads | academiPad | Scoop.it
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.
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My first-gen iPad really got slow over time, up to a point that it drove me nuts! I didn't want to buy a new one yet, so I researched and then wrote a post (the best one you will find online, naturally) how to get some more life out of your iOS device. Some things might surprise you.

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The Easiest Print to Any Printer Solution for iPad: handyPrint (Mac only)

The Easiest Print to Any Printer Solution for iPad: handyPrint (Mac only) | academiPad | Scoop.it
handyPrint is a Mac app that lets you print wirelessly from the iPad (or iPhone) to just about any printer, even legacy printers that don’t support AirPrint. If you’re tired of looking for which pr...

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That should be helpful next time you are going to uni the "light" way and somebody bugs you for a form to be handed in :)

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The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013

The 3 Best Educational iPad Apps Released in Q1 2013 | academiPad | Scoop.it
Top 3 new iPad educational apps, released in Q1 2013, that are informative, interactive, as well as extremely well-designed.

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Stop wasting time closing all apps in the multitasking bar

Stop wasting time closing all apps in the multitasking bar | academiPad | Scoop.it
Will closing apps from the multitasking bar speed app your iPad and preserve battery? No - that's a myth. Save yourself the time and don't do it.
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I admit that I was one of those who cleared out the multitasking bar on the iPad in order to get some speed back. Then I wanted to write a post on how to speed up an aging iPad (because that's what I have), and to my surprise I found out that closing apps, in almost all cases, does absolutely nothing for you! Despite of most what you read online - it's a complete myth.

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