On this page, you will find the best 108 iPad apps for all your needs. We’ve taken the effort to categorize the apps and picked only those we believe to be the best ones and which will most likely be useful to you.
According to Princeton University's library, here are the apps that the library has loaded onto its iPads. Think of it like a starter kit if you're buying a new iPad and you want to have it outfitted like an Ivy League researcher.
This is an overview of a classroom literacy project where students used iPads to create their own Digital Documentary. All of the student-created animal videos can be viewed at: http://vimeo.com/channels/animalproject
The engaging videos these kids produced required the same research, reading and writing as a traditional report. In addition they needed to hone the scripts of their self chosen topics until they sounded right for a documentary. This meant they had to write, edit and practice reading aloud and with expression - developing fluency. The kids really enjoyed this project and had something excellent to share at the end. I love the touch that the films end with several shots of the author as they worked on the project. A great model for developing readers in the content areas.
A new app that allows users to present, capture, share, and collaborate on ideas across any device, such as an iPad, laptop, Android tablet, smartphone, or iPod Touch. DisplayNote allows users to capture a presenter's content, add their own notes, save the session, or e-mail it for later review. The app works alongside any software application, so that connected devices can capture content from PowerPoint presentations, Excel files, and Word documents, as well as images, web content, video, and more.
DisplayNote is currently being piloted at universities, schools, and businesses across Europe, with pilots due to begin in the US this August.
Garageband is a multi-track audio editing app that is as robust as you will ever need (unless of course you teach audio production). Later this week I will be posting a new page full of Garageband resources for teachers, students and learning. For now, you can get your brain juices flowing by reading the list below, watching the embeded ‘how to’ videos, and then go start playing with Garageband yourself!
A strong case can be made that a revolution is underway in how computers are being perceived and used in schools across the world. In Australia it could be said Queensland is one of the epicenters of this change.