"The iPad has expanded instruction opportunities through their platform structure, significantly engaging and motivating students to extraordinary levels of instruction. And with Apple TV and AirPlay, one can teach anywhere in the classroom with complete portability and wireless connectivity that rivals the popular Smartboards, with less than half of the cost."
"Khan Academy, the wildly popular Youtube lecture series, is slated to launch its iPad app any minute now in Apple's store. The enhanced version of Khan Academy will include time-syncing between devices--no Internet connection required, an interactive transcript of the lectures for easy searching, and a handy scrubber for moving between parts of the lectures. Perhaps more importantly, now that more schools have begun adopting Khan's lectures for their own classrooms, the free iPad app could possibly replace or supplement textbooks, saving cash-strapped schools and students a lot of money."
"I got an iPad because my girlfriend Laura has one. She told me that once I had one, I wouldn’t want to live without it. Unfortunately, she was right. My iPad is more addictive than anything I’ve ever owned. It gives me everything I need except for sex and chocolate bars."
" A common tie between all these apps is Readability. The company provides a method to show content of Web site posts on the iPad without all of the extra distractions you have to sort through when viewing via a Web Browser. Now, Readability has released a Universal app for your iPad and iPhone. With the free app on our iPads, we need to examine how our time is best spent."
"This week’s pick is Flipboard. This is a long overdue pick for this series, as Flipboard has been, and remains the absolute standard for news apps on the iPad. It’s a past choice as Apple’s iPad of the Year and one of TIME Magazine’s Top 50 Innovations."
"For most power users (and I’ll assume that most of you are), security is important. Even for you non-power users, it should be important. Don’t make the tragic slip-up of using “123456” as your password for every site and service you frequent. But when you start using a different complex, alphanumeric password for every login, how do you keep track of them?"
"When you cross this free-sometimes-crazy-expensive-the-rest-of-the-time approach with education you end up with iTunes U, the free service and app that puts you into some of the world’s greatest classrooms that would cost tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars to normally attend."
"In the next few weeks these 5th grade students are going to be focusing on photography to accompany their writing with both their classroom teacher as well as with me during Technology. The remarkable thing about having only 30 minutes to introduce this very large topic with my students but doing so with iPads, is that all 29 5th graders are sitting on the rug in front of me with a camera, digital darkroom, and publishing suite resting on their laps!"
"Inside the World of Dinosaurs™ is the most comprehensive interactive dinosaur encyclopedia on the iPad. The app contains over 60 fully animated and interactive photo realistic dinosaurs and magical narration by world-famous UK actor, comedian, writer and host of BBC’s QI, Stephen Fry."
"Conducting Literature Circle with mobile devices such as the iPad, not only provides immediate access to a diverse selection of books, but also to reference materials, research tools, interactive maps, and a slew of creation and dynamic notebook apps. Within this single device, students can quickly check the meaning of a word, run a quick background check on a historic event, or articulate their understanding of text with a range of multimedia apps. Teachers can now easily differentiate the processes students can use to demonstrate understanding. "
"So, even if you have no experience with video editing hopefully by the end of this article you’ll be able to edit like a pro. If you haven’t bought the app yet I would suggest getting it so you can follow along. Let’s get started!"
"A Maryland high school math teacher has launched an educational app for the iPad that allows students to add their own notes and markups to teachers’ Word, PDF, and PowerPoint files without the need to convert those files to another format."
"You know that your new iPad will let you easily watch movies, browse the Internet, or play games on the go, but plenty of advanced features hidden beneath the surface of iOS can improve your tablet computing experience even further. To help you become an iPad master, we've compiled a handy list of tips and tricks for new iPad users. Read on if you want to learn how to multitask, take screenshots, encrypt your backups, and more."
"Apple's new iPad goes on sale today. People - already lined up around the world - will likely buy more than a million of them this weekend, and tens of millions this year. And there will be much talk about Apple's "post-PC" revolution."
"oday in the App Store, Apple has compiled a list of featured apps (Great apps for the new iPad) that have received the Retina display love for all of you new iPad owners out there looking to find the best way to really see what the third-generation tablet has to offer."