"The iPad is the professional artists dream. No more carrying around massive portfolios of work – you can just carry around all of your work, analogue (photos of your work) or digital (created on your iPad) all on your iPad. It fits in with Art education in that way too.
Students can photograph, blog, eportfolio, document, review, collaborate and share their artwork using iPad and that’s before you even start thinking about the plethora of Art apps for drawing, designing and creating. There are lots of apps that support the teaching of Art and many many apps that support learning too."
"The first review is the release of my son's no-cost (and no ads!) AAC app, FreeSpeech, which was created to support those with communication disorders. The goal was to provide an app that would be easy to use, scalable, and encompass new features. The team has been developing the app for over a year and formed a non-profit, GiveSpeech, to help keep the app free. They are working hard on enhancements all of the time!"
"Every Friday, I share a website (or app) that I’ve heard about, checked into, been excited to use. This one is a math app. Since ‘math’ is by far the most popular search term of readers who seek out my blog, I know you’re going to enjoy this review."
"One of the best places to show off sumptuous design and photography is the iPad, and Hipstamatic is taking advantage of that with its new Snap magazine, a digital publication that combines Hipstamatic user pictures with print and other art that's completely free."
"Having previously reviewed DocumentsToGo Premium ($17.99 AUD/CA) , we were pleasantly surprised to find Office HD http://ow.ly/bke14 offering almost identical features and cloud functionality at a much more affordable price ($8.49 AUD/ $7.99 CA)."
The iPad makes for an awesome paperless device, for reading eBooks, webpage articles, PDF documents and the like. Likewise, the Amazon Kindle Store offers probably the widest, relatively affordable selection of eBooks for iOS devices.
The skills people will always need to thrive -- deep thinking, the ability to differentiate fact from hype, creativity, self-regulation, empathy, and self-reflection -- aren't learned in front of screens.
"On Monday past, I emcee’d a Film Festival for students in Junior and Senior High. The festival was a huge hit thanks to my amazing team of colleagues and dozens of talented teens. But my proudest moment of the evening was one video in particular – created by a kindergarten class."
"WIRED today announced the reissue of its iconic inaugural issue on the iPad as a free download on June 1. Launched nearly twenty years ago in January 1993, the premiere issue featured science fiction author Bruce Sterling on the cover and quickly became a sought-after collectible."
Your iPad, whether it’s the latest generation or the venerable first model, could likely use another app or three. This week on Free on iTunes, Vern Seward looks at three apps that will make you and your iPad happy, because they are all free!
"Last week Apple replaced the many of the ‘App of the X’ promotions that it had running on the App Store with an ‘Editor’s Choice’ banner. Now it has expanded the banner into a dedicated section for innovative apps and entertaining games, reports Macrumors."
"You’ve probably mastered your favorite built-in iOS apps, like Camera, Mail, and Safari. But other apps come preloaded on your iOS device, and they include some features you just might not have discovered yet."