Autumn is beginning to set in and for anyone who’s still pursuing education in any form, now is the time that it begins to drag. In an effort to help all those at high school, and show the rest of us just how intriguing the iPad can be, I have compiled a list of excellent educational apps that will go a long way to enlivening your learning!
If you know anyone who is struggling to get engaged with their school work, or just needs a little boost, make sure they have an iPad (maybe buy them one) and then send them here…
Let’s dive into the depths of human knowledge and understanding!
As the uses for the iPad keep piling up and the apps keep coming, it seems like the iPad is finding its role in certain workplaces and workflows. Recently, iPad.AppStorm looked at how the iPad can be integrated into a student’s life as possibly their only computer. But what about educators? How can teachers maximize the iPad by bringing it into their classrooms as a tool?
Today, I want to take a look at ShowMe, an interactive whiteboard app that, in my mind, has the ability to replace smart boards in the classroom. Keep reading to see how this app can work for educators, and how it offers more than just an in-app experience.
There has already been considerable debate over the value of embracing emerging technology in education, particularly the use of iPads in schools, but is this debate simply over method or is there something more drastic taking place?
If the use of iPads can significantly improve the engagement of students, and increase their ability to explore subjects and develop in their learning, then are we doing them a disservice by being slow on the uptake?
Is the iPad a frivolous toy that would be misused and a drain on limited school budgets, or is it a bridge between the classroom and the world? One school in Northern Ireland has began a brave move to put an iPad into the hands of every student, is this the start of something…
Whenever a new technology comes along, be it completely original, or an improvement of an existing invention – it’s never too long before people find ingenious new ways to use it. Such is the case with the Smart Cover.
The best ones make the new technology look even better, and can sometimes change its focus in the long run. While this isn’t directly the case for Evernote Peek, it must be said that it’s a brilliant concept – simply peek under the cover to prepare for a quiz, practice a language or strengthen your memory.
Lets take a look at the newest creation from the ever-productive people at Evernote and see whether it’s a nice gimmick or a truly useful addition to your iPad.
The newly refreshed Macbook Air is the best laptop Apple has ever devised for students. Even the lowest end model, with its paltry (by current standards) 2GB of RAM, would be fine for most students I know. Add the Air’s ridiculously fast SSD into the mix, and you’ve got a seriously slick machine.
But wait, what other Apple product is impossibly thin, has flash-based storage, and is super fast? The iPad, of course.
In many ways, the iPad seems unstoppable: its stable of professional, beautifully designed apps grows by the day, its iOS operating system gets more efficient and productive with every update, and its hardware is way ahead of competitors.
At half the price of the MacBook Air, the iPad suddenly seems like a more than capable option for a cash-strapped student. But could it really serve as a student’s only computer?
Student life can be daunting; assessments, deadlines, classes, exams and maybe even a social life. It doesn’t have to be this difficult though. The iPad is naturally a great productivity tool and, loaded with the right apps, it can be your best weapon for surviving education.
Most of these apps cost less than a pint of your favourite beer and will increase your productivity leaps and bounds, saving you countless hours of otherwise wasted time. Start reading now and learn how to ensure you never miss a deadline again!
It’s consistently surprising how quickly young children take to the iPad, it’s further proof of just how intuitive it really is. We’re going to end up with a generation of kids who’ll get confused when pinching their fingers on an atlas doesn’t make it zoom out…
If you have young children and an iPad then this roundup is for you. If you don’t then most of these apps will probably be a little basic for you, probably. If you want to be the proud parent of the next computer whizz, then get your child started early with some of these bright and playful iPad apps!
Ok, let’s be honest, right up front. While we all love our families, and can agree that children are truly wonderful gifts, no one wants to go on an extended road trip with a backseat full of little ones. If they’re especially young — let’s say newborn to 3 or 4 years old — the suggestions that follow may not work for you. I know I’d hesitate to hand over my $500 device to someone under 4 years old.
But for anyone older than that — how about we say the 5 and up crowd — the iPad could truly be a tired parent’s dream-come-true. There is an absolute wealth of kid-focused apps for the iPad. From honest games that’ll kill time and keep them occupied, to more educationally stimulating offerings, the App Store has you covered. Let’s dive in, and I’ll show you some of the best of the best.
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had a look at whether the iPad can transform the education system, my article on the subject focussing on the iPad as a hardware device rather than the specifics of the software available.
What is clear, however, is that it’s the bespoke applications that will make the iPad a truly revolutionary device in the field of education. The amazing thing is that there are already a great number of powerful, fascinating, and amusing educational apps available right now – we’re going to have a look at a variety of the best!