I think it has real potential as an educational tool. It's worth getting a few of my niggles out of the way first before writing about my generally positive reaction to it:A few of the issues I have relate to the way the iPad has to be tied to an iTunes account. I am not sure how this will work with school machines. It is possible to create an iTunes account without a credit card which may make parents/schools feel happier but I think a more comprehensive solution is required. For example, is it possible to set-up and sync a class set of iPads with a standard build of apps and data?
Have you tried them in a class yet? My first impressions are very good. 47 Interesting Ways* to use an iPad in the Classroom. iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch App Store App Reviews. Top 200 best iPad apps 2011. If you've got yourself an iPad Air or new iPad mini, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away.
And if you already have an iPad 4 or older iPad, you might want to update it with some new apps. iPads in Education - Exploring the use of iPads and Tablet computers in education. Science Apps. 40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students. Posted on Wednesday June 15, 2011 by Staff Writers The iPad has found its way into hospitals, retail stores and homes across the nation, but it’s also making a big splash in the classroom, even with some of the best online colleges.
With a great selection of apps focused on everything from word processing to keeping in touch with classmates, the tablet computer can be an invaluable tool for learning — no matter your age. Online science students haven’t been left out, of course, and there are a wide range of applications offering help with chemistry, biology, astronomy and even the math that comes along with certain fields. If you’re a college student looking to supplement your science studies, these apps are some of the best for learning, sharing, researching and just plain having fun. Chemistry Get beautiful photographs of the elements or explore what happens when you design your own molecules using these great iPad apps.
Biology Astronomy Reference Tools Miscellaneous. Back to School: 40 Best Science iPad Apps for Students. Making of science apps: Not the usual suspects. On the screens of millions of iPad and other mobile devices, moons and stars, elements and molecules swirl beneath our fingertips.
Developer Mike Howard says he wants to “make you feel like you are actually there in orbit.” Theodore Gray wants you to look at the periodic table and be transported to the world of Harry Potter, feeling as “if you checked out a magical version of The Elements from the Hogwarts library.” Apps represent a shift in how students and the public learn about science. Currently, the best science apps are not being created by museums, traditional publishers, or curriculum developers — They are being created by enthusiastic solo developers, research centers, and new software companies with a penchant for science and public education. We’ll look at what motivated these app creators, what it took to make the apps, and how successful they have been.
It really does feel like something special, a magical quality of falling down the rabbit hole into another world where school is fun and challenging and wonderful. The learning that happens here is very organic, it lacks a formulaic approach. So when people ask us how they can do what we do, it isn’t a simple answer. Anastasis learners are in a continual state of growth, discovery, and creativity. We are just wrapping up an Inquiry unit about “How the World Works.” The nice thing about having ALL students in the same big guided inquiry during a block, is the incredible overlaps in learning that occur between classes. For each inquiry block I give teachers an inquiry guide with the driving inquiry question, the key concept, and the individual lines of inquiry that could be explored. This is the point that the magic I mentioned above starts to happen.
ISTE iPad in Education - iPad in Education. Thoughts on the iPad2 in Teaching. By Shelly Blake-Plock Picked up my own iPad2 about three weeks ago and, as an experiment, I have set my laptop aside and have used nothing but the Apple in the classroom ever since.
And I have found that there is nothing that I do in my normal activities as a teacher that I have done with a laptop or a tablet PC that I can not do with the iPad2. Blogging? No problem... BlogPress. In short, in my experience, all of the criticisms I have heard about the iPad not being 'classroom ready' are bogus. Publishing yearbook? One of the things I never realized before was just how much even a tablet PC limits your mobility. Last thing. Is this device the be-all-and-end-all? Best iPad 2 Apps for Education.