Monday, June 4, 2012

The Best iPad Apps & iPad Resources


It seems that almost everyone affiliated with educational technology (EdTech) is jumping on the iPad bandwagon and compiling a list of the Best iPad Apps for Education.  Why should I be any different?  Here I am offering a collection of lists that have been compiled from PCMag, as well as my pretty thorough online searches for the best of the best. 

These resources are the best I've found so far, but they are not strictly EdTech iPad apps.  There is plenty here for everyone.  Please feel free to offer your own insight and personal lists that might help others out.

Mark's PHASD iPad Training Notes
The Best of the Best iPad Resources (my collected list of resources)
Appitic
Appolicious
Apps in Education
TeachWithYouriPad  Apps List
The 100 Best iPad Apps (according to PCMag.com)
Top 200 Best iPad Apps 2012 (according to TechRadar.com)
Education Apps for iPad (Apple)
iPad Academy
Kathy Schrock's iPads in the Classroom
Kit Hard iPad Sessions for Elementary Teachers
Laura Chambless iPad Resources
Learning In Hand (Tony Vincent's Favorite iPad Resources)
TechRepublic's 101 Screenshots of Useful iPad Apps
Randy Damewood's TETC iPad Power Tips
Andrew Schwab's iPad Deployment Experience
The Ultimate Guide for Using iPads in the Classroom (from Edudemic.com)
What's On Your iPad? (Great Educational iPad Apps Slideshow)

And these barely scratch the surface.  When I attended the last MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) Conference, it could have easily been an iPads-only conference.  That is how many sessions there were on the iPad.  Any session with the word iPad attached to it was automatically filled to capacity.  All pre-conference workshops were also sold out.  You get the picture.  iPads are here to stay, and in the next few years it will be very interesting to see whether they really do replace textbooks, notebooks (the pen & paper type) and laptops, or just complement previous tools used in educational technology already.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips Mark. These will be great to look over for use with the new school ipads. I have used the appolicious, but haven't tried the others yet.

    Hannah
    www.justworkhardandplayhard.blogspot.com

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