As we continue to expand our 1:1 Learning Initiative, we are constantly evaluating different devices that will provide students with the necessary resources to assist their learning as well as support our district's vision for technology. Not wanting to be tied to a particular device, we are now in the process of evaluating how iPads might fit into our vision of "anytime, anywhere, any device" vision. We are currently utilizing Dell netbooks running Ubermix and are constantly encouraging teachers to use web resources to supplement their curriculum.
So, the part where I call on help from iPad experts...
What apps do you find beneficial for student use (primarily 6-12)? What apps are helpful for teacher use? Are there any web-based equivalents of those apps? I am building a spreadsheet that highlights web resources and iPad equivalent apps - the catch with this is that I do not want to be tied to a specific app - there must be some kind of web-based equivalent to the app. This would still allow us to continue our vision and give students alternatives for access if they do not have iPads available to them outside of school.
I would love for your help and input in helping me find out more about utilizing iPads and apps with students. I have put together a spreadsheet (embedded below) and would love for you to contribute your thoughts and knowledge! To access the spreadsheet to edit it, please click here.
Thank you in advance for your help! Also, if you are using iPads with your students, I would love to hear about your experience and what you found that works well, doesn't work, or any other comments!