Discussion

  • What ways do you find yourself using the iPad?
  • How have other people reacted to you using the iPad?

News

  • At the Monday, April 18th session (11am) Bev Wharton and Bill Mangan will share their observations from the Apple conference they attended in California last week.  They had the chance to talk with people from other schools using iPads and get some ideas.
  • Friday, April 29th there will be a series of short virtual presentations in Heelan 143 from the Apple AcademiX learning series:  http://www.apple.com/education/academix/ .  The presentations will run from 10am to 3pm, so feel free to stop and go as you can.
  • Dr. Mangan has expressed interest in having some presentations or demonstrations from the iPad Pilot at the Fall Institute this year.  Please be thinking about what you might want to share with colleagues.

iTunes U

What is iTunes U?  http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/

from Apple: “a powerful distribution system for everything from lectures to language lessons, films to labs, audiobooks to tours…”

What can I find in iTunes U?

http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/whats-on.html

How do I get stuff from iTunes U?

See these screenshots for examples –  iPadTraining-Week3.pdf

Basically, you use the iTunes Store either in iTunes on your computer or in the iTunes app on your iPad.

How do I use the stuff I get from iTunes U?

Depending on the format – audio, video, ebook – the iTunes U material you download will appear in your iPod, Videos, or iBook apps on your iPad.  You can control which material is synced to your iPad from the iTunes program on your computer.

Where do I start?

Check out these links (opens iTunes) for some notable examples in iTunes U:

Ebooks on the iPad

Almost all the major ebook providers have free apps for the iPad:

There are also plenty of other free apps that connect to public domain works:

And then there are books that have been turned into apps themselves:

Social Reading options:

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