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iPad in Motion by Dr. Jon C. Landis

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Recently I attended an ipad in motion conference featuring Jon C. Landis, Ph.D. the Development Executive from Apple Inc. He provided a list of links from that conference that I thought you may find interesting.

Helpful Links for Getting Started

Apps Common in Education

  • eClicker Host: This is a classroom response system (like the hand held clicker systems). eClicker Host is the instructor App and eClicker is the student App. This is a full featured student response system.
  • Outliner: A comprehensive note and task management program that is excellent for students who need help with organization.
  • Evernote: A cross platform program for note taking. Syncs notes with your phone, iPad, and computer. Supports pictures, web clips, and audio.
  • Shareboard: Turns an iPad and an LCD projector into an interactive whiteboard. Projecting iPad can also yield control to up to 4 other iPads in the room making this an interactive whiteboard.
  • Molecules: Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers.
  • Photoshop: a solid photo editor for the iPad (free)
  • Sketchbook Pro: A professional grade painting and drawing program.
  • Papers: An electronic repository for research journals. Connects to academic electronic repositories of research including local electronic libraries.
  • Blausen Human Atlas: A dynamic medical atlas of the human body that contains 3-D images, medical information, and a cross-searching medical term glossary.
  • iAnnotate: Allows for highlighting, notes, and mark-up of PDF documents. Also allows for sharing and organizing PDF documents.
  • Goodreader: Opens a large number of file formats for viewing. Great for grading papers with a stylus or typed feedback. It’s has file managing, searchable text, notes, highlighting, and full integration with Dropbox. Many, many features.
  • OmniGraphSketcher: Quickly create and present detailed graphs and charts on iPad.
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking: Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages.
  • Pages: A full powered word processing and publishing tool that is simple to use and visually stunning.
  • Numbers: A powerful spreadsheet program that supports interactive charts and dynamic forms.
  • Keynote: A slide based presentation program that allows you to create presentations with dynamic graphics, transitions, and embedded media. Keynote for the iPad is capable of working with PowerPoint files as well.

App Store Links: The following links do not represent every App in the category. Educators have curated these special collections.


Written by Dr. Sherri E. Ritter

March 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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