EEEE! An iPad! For me!? Really!?
I can’t wait! My principal is super-awesome and has allocated some tech funds in order for us to get two iPad 2s. They should be arriving sometime next week. As much as I’d like to take this sweet new piece of technology and make it mine and love it forever, I have to figure out some way to let my students use it as a tool for learning. (Shame on you, Selfish Rachel!)
I’ve done some Twitter-searching, Google-ing, and digging into the App Store and have found a few apps that I think I’ll like. In our tech meetings, I was directed to http://sites.google.com/site/wlcipad/apps which has a list of the best apps for education.
I’m definitely going to grab iBooks, Dropbox and Evernote. I’ve heard great things about Flipboard, and I’ll definitely need to get Twitter. Our school adopted the Everyday Math series this year, so I’ll probably pick up some of their apps. Some of the others I’ve been recommended are Adobe Ideas, Flashcards deluxe and Storykit.
I know this ends up to be a pretty short post, but if you are using an iPad for anything in education, what are some of your favorite apps to use? What could be best for grade levels 5-8? Comments are appreciated!