iPad

The iPad is a tablet computer made by Apple, controlled by a multi-touch display sensitive to fingertips.

Suggested Educational Uses
  • Compliment to BishopNet Wireless : The iPad can be used outdoors and indoors, accessing all course content from any Bishop net access point. Students can also fact-check and receive real-time news updates that may be pertinent to the class.
  • Classroom Enhancement: The iPad is good for group work in the classroom. For example: take a group of three to five students and give them an iPad with a case study, a short story, a collection of images,–any media, and have them view/read it and discuss. Each group can have different content queued up in advance. The iPad can also be used to for remote presentations as it connects to your PC or computer wirelessly and has the ability to connect students to one another in new ways, as learning becomes a more “community-based activity.”
  • Apples’ iBooks-textbooks: You can now read and learn things straight from your textbook on your iPad. To find out more visit the website:
    http://www.apple.com/education/ibooks-textbooks/
  • More Apps, More creativity: With new apps constantly being created, the iPad, through its touch-screen capabilities, will soon enhance the learning experience across different disciplines. For journalism majors; news apps help one be apart of the 21st century evolution of news consumption

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Would you like to Use a Stylus for Handwriting?

If you’d like to use a stylus with your iPad there are several to choose from. Fortunately, MacWorld has reviewed several. The Wacom Bamboo is highly recommended for handwriting. There are many apps that accept this type of input.

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Popular iPad Apps for Education

Please note: with hundreds of new apps released every day, such lists as provided below are quickly out of date.

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Paid Apps
  • Air Sketch
    • Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Annotate PDF documents and images live. This app reproduces the iPad screen in any web browser, which can then be projected for a class to view.
    • Air Sketch

    Awesome Note

    • Finally, combine notes with to-dos in one app! Awesome Note is an innovative note-taking application and to-do manager that allows you to combine notes with to-do flexibility.
    • Awesome Note
  • CourseNotes
    • CourseNotes lets you take notes during your classes and organize them by subject and class meeting. Review your notes later and search through multiple class meetings and notes all at once.
    • CourseNotes
  • Desktop Connect
    • A fast, full-featured desktop viewer with a native iPad look-and-feel experience. View and control Windows, Mac OSX and Linux computers as if you were sitting in front of them, or observe others as if you were watching over their shoulder.
    • Desktop Connect
  • Docs to Go – Office Suite
    • Docs to Go –Office Suite supports the viewing and editing of Word, Excel files (office ‘07/’08/’10), and viewing PowerPoint, PDF, and iWorks documents, and also sending/receiving attachments in MS Exchange & Gmail.
    • Documents to Go – Office Suite
  • eClicker host
    • eClicker is a personal response system that allows teachers to poll their class during a lesson. It provides teachers with the real-time feedback they need to be sure their messages are being received.
    • eClicker overview
    • App shopper – eClicker
  • The Elements
    • The Elements gives you a vast amount of interactive chemical element information right at your fingertips
    • The Elements
  • GoodReader
    • Goodreader.net is a free website for everyone who reads. Bowsing Goodreader is like wandering through the world’s largest library. It has the ability to keep track of what you’ve read, and to rate and review any book in the Goodreader catalogs
    • GoodReader
  • Graphing calculator
    • Includes scientific calculator. Take screen shots and e-mail graphs function. The latest version supports multitasking
    • Graphing Calculator
  • Hoot Suite
    • HootSuite is a social media tool for Twitter and Facebook, with built-in translation capabilities to/from over 50 languages.
    • Hoot Suite
  • iAnnotate
    • iAnnotate is a PDF reader and annotation tool. It allows you to open documents from email, sign and send out contracts, enter notes for edits, sketch diagrams, copy text, and add highlights or underline with the drag of a finger!
    • iAnnotate
  • Kana LS Touch
    • Kana LS Touch is a program for iPhone/iPod Touch & iPad for learning Hiragana and Katakana. LS stands for Learning Software. It utilizes the unique touch interface to intuitively teach you how to draw the Hiragana and Katakana characters by displaying strokeorder guidelines.
    • Kana LS Touch
  • Keynote
    • Keynote is the most powerful presentation app ever designed for a mobile device (according to Apple.) This is roughly equivalent to Microsoft PowerPoint and works with PowerPoint files.
    • Keynote

    Mathematical Formulas

    • Mathematical Formulas contains all the basic mathematical functions you’ll need. You’ll no longer need to worry about forgetting formulas with this handy app.
    • Mathematical Formulas
  • Notepad Pro
    • Take notes, draw sketches and record audio. Easily share your notes, drawings and recordings with everyone. Notes and drawings are sent as PDF documents, audio recordings are send in standard Wav format.
    • Notepad Pro
  • Noteshelf
    • The most beautiful note taking app ever designed for the iPad (according to Ramki.) Noteshelf is the handwriting note taker that features super natural digital ink, a stunning UI and a comprehensive toolset that will increase the benefits of owning an iPad by leaps and bounds.
    • Noteshelf

    Numbers

    • Numbers is the most innovative spreadsheet app ever designed for a mobile device (according to Apple.) This is roughly equivalent to Microsoft Excel and works with Excel files.
    • Numbers

    Pages

    • Pages is the most beautiful word processing app ever designed for a mobile device (according to Apple.)This is roughly equivalent to Microsoft Word and works with Word files.
    • Pages
  • Papers
    • Your personal library of Science, and winner of the Apple Design Award for best Mac OS X scientific computing solution, Papers puts your entire research literature database in your pocket, available at your fingertips wherever you go.
    • Papers
  • ReaddleDocs
    • ReaddleDocs is all-in-one document viewer and file manager for iPad. Сatch documents from PC and Mac computers, web sites, email attachments, iDisk, Dropbox and other online file storages and even iPhones. All files are saved to your iPad locally so you can enjoy reading them anywhere!
    • ReaddleDocs
  • Penultimate
    • Penultimate gives you the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea — in the office, on the go, or home on the sofa.
    • Penultimate

    Sign 4 Me

    • A Signed English Translator, this is the only app that provides sign language instruction in 3D.
    • Sign 4 Me
  • SoundNote
    • SoundNote (formerly SoundPaper) is the best way to take notes in meetings, lectures, and interviews. It tracks what you type and draw while recording audio, so you’ll never worry about missing an important detail. During playback, just tap a word: SoundNote will jump right to that time in the audio.
    • SoundNote
  • Star Walk – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide
    • Award winning Star Walk enables you to point your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad 2 at the sky and see what stars, constellations, and satellites you are looking at in real-time.
    • Star Walk
  • Zenbe Lists
    • This is an easy to use to-do list that can be used to view and edit lists from an iphone, iPad or any web brower. Lists can then be shared and collaborated on with others via iOS devices or the web; it can also be shared on iGoogle with a widget that can be put on your own website.
    • Zenbe Lists

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Free Apps
  • Dictionary.com
  • Dropbox
    • Use Dropbox to sync and share your files online and over multiple computers or devices.
    • Dropbox
  • eTextbooks for the iPad
    • Access your CourseSmart eTextbooks and notes using the iPad. This free app is a perfect complement to a CourseSmart eTextbook subscription.
    • NOTE: This application requires an internet connection. This application does not download the book to your iPad.
    • eTextbooks
  • Evernote
    • Evernote creates text, photo and audio notes. All notes include geo-location information for mapping and search, along with other helpful features. Then it allows you to access your notes from any device or web browser.
    • Evernote
  • GoSkyWatch Planetarium
    • GoSkyWatch Planetarium now for the iPad. Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more with a touch or by simply pointing to the sky. Have fun with family and friends discovering the images in the night sky. Go outside and explore the night sky.
    • GoSkyWatch Planetarium
  • iBooks
    • Download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore.
    • iBooks
  • iBrainstorm (Universal mind)
    • A collaborative whiteboard app. If up to four of your colleagues have the separate iBrainstorm Companion app on their iPhone or iPod touch, they all can contribute to the iPad whiteboard via a wireless connection.
    • IBrainstorm for iPad
    • iBrainstorm
  • iMinder
    • iMinder is an unofficial client for to-do list service Hiveminder.com. With iMinder, you can create, edit and delete tasks, then sync them with your free Hiveminder account.
    • iMinder
  • Inkling
    • Inkling is a platform for interactive textbooks, built from the ground up for iPad. It turns paper-based textbooks books into engaging, interactive learning experiences while staying compatible with the print book for classroom use.
    • Inkling
  • Financial Times (Free to download*)
    • The Financial Times award-winning iPad Edition provides instant access to FT’s global news, video, comment and analysis, optimized for the iPad.
    • * requires FT.com registration and subscription for unlimited use.
    • Financial Times
  • OWU Mobile
    • Maps, Places, Courses, Library, Events, Directory, Athletics, Videos, Images, Giving, Alumni, and more — Everything you wish and need to know about Ohio Wesleyan University literally at your fingertips.
    • OWU Mobile app (More Info)
  • Periodic Table of the Elements
  • Podcast
    • The Apple Education Profiles series includes compelling stories about leaders,educators, researchers, and IT professionals using Apple technology to advance teaching and learning in schools, colleges, and universities
    • Podcast
  • Popplet Lite
    • Popplet is the best app for sharing visual ideas. Popplet can be used for many things in your personal, professional and educational lives: including creating photo galleries, recording notes or lists, and much more.
    • Popplet Lite
  • Sugarsync
    • With Sugarsync, you can access and sync files, photos, and music from all your computers, iphones, or iPod Touch. SugarSync opens cloud-synced files in a local document editor for editing and local saving.
    • Sugarsync
  • Twitterrific
    • Now a universal app for both iPad & iPhone, Twitterrific is the friendly, award-winning Twitter client that’s beautiful to look at, easy to use, and full of elegant features. Effortlessly read and compose tweets, search Twitter.com, filter message types and much more.
    • Twitterrific
  • Wikipanion
    • Designed for easy, search, navigation and display of Wikipedia entries
    • Wikipanion

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Showing OWU Photos and Videos on iPad

Here are some OWU photos and videos that you can present to your friends, family and co-workers by taking advantage of the iPad’s superb video and display quality.

owu_winter.jpgowu_fall.jpg owu_stuy.jpg owu_BISHOP_screen.jpgowu_black.jpg owu_blue_bishop.jpg

For additional images, videos and more, download the OWU Mobile app.

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Recovering Lost or Stolen Devices

Having a missing device can be a huge worry. Fortunately, the following apps can help to recover a lost or stolen iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

  • Find My iPhone
    • This is a free app for anyone with an iPhone 4, iPad, or 4th generation iPod touch (iOS 4.2 required). It also enables you to locate your iPad Wi-Fi or iPod touch only when it is on and connected to a registered Wi-Fi network.
    • If you lose your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch while on the go, simply install the Find My iPhone app on another iOS device, launch it, and sign in with your Apple ID (Find My iPhone must already be configured on the missing device). You’ll see your device’s location on a map and you can choose to have it display a message or play a sound, remotely lock the device, or wipe it to permanently delete all of your data if you think that it won’t be returned.
    • Find My iPhone
  • Orbicule’s Undercover
    • Undercover can help you locate any lost or stolen iPhone or iPod.You will need to register, then you will receive your own Undercover web account. Every time the Undercover application is launched, the phone’s location and IP information is stored in your web account. You can then login to your account to track the device.
    • The latest version allows you to remotely launch Undercover on the stolen iPhone in order to track the thief’s location.
    • Undercover also comes in handy when you have lost your iPhone: as soon as you set a message for the finder, the phone will ring and Undercover will display the alert on top of any application that might be running. When the finder views the message, Undercover will transmit your phone’s location.
    • Orbicule’s Undercover

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