Useful academic apps for iPad
Useful academic apps for iPad I've benefited from others' comments so thought I'd share some of the apps that I find useful in un…
Useful academic apps for iPad I've benefited from others' comments so thought I'd share some of the apps that I find useful in university teaching and research:
1. DocsToGo - keeps key docs synchronised on ipad and computer with amendments possible on both.
2. iAnnotate - permits ipad markups of pdf documents and enables marked up pdfs to replace originals on computer.
3. Whiteboard - converts iPad into a whiteboard that can be projected in class. Pages can be saved and emailed and students with ipod touch, iphone or ipad can get the whiteboard pic on their device.
4. iThoughts HD - an excellent mind-maooing app.
5. Soundnote - notetaking and recording app. Touching a word in the notes brings up the soundtrack at the point the word was typed. Great for lectures.
6. WritePad - converts handwritten notes to typing. Takes a bit of trainning and practice but works great with stylus.
7. Evernote - great free online database system to capture items relevant to subjects of interest.
8. Dragon - Amazingly accurate free voice recognition program; great for quick emails or voice notes.
9. Splashtop - enables me to connect with and control my home computer remotely from university.
10. News programs - ABC (Aust), BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, France 24, NPR.
11. Instapaper - free recording of web articles for later reading eg Economist.
12. iBooks and Kindle (better) but iBooks enables large pdf docs to be kept on bookshelf (I don't need as I use DocsToGo).
13. Mendeley - on line biblio manager.
14. TED - source of amazingly good video illustrations of almost any topic.
15. eClicker - enables students in a class to use their web devices to click responses to questions for instant feedback. I've not used but will trial in 2011 semester.
16. Stickyboard - enables post it note type stickies for sorting ideas etc.
iPad in the enterprise
iPad in the enterprise We term them "personal network devices" to distinguish an iphone, ipad, ipod touch, etc. …
iPad in the enterprise We term them "personal network devices" to distinguish an iphone, ipad, ipod touch, etc. from the school-owned laptop we give our teachers. We can and will allow teachers to use those devices to access our wireless network, but they only get one device (can't register both an iphone and an ipad, in other words). Some teachers balk at this, but once we explain that in order to use our network a machine has to be registered, they usually are fine.
iPad in the enterprise
iPad in the enterprise Seems the iPad by it's nature is a personal use device. When provided by an enterprise or used in s…
iPad in the enterprise Seems the iPad by it's nature is a personal use device. When provided by an enterprise or used in support of enterprise activity would require modifications to policy guiding such use. Just wondering if this is being addressed?