Educational Uses of iPads: October 18-29, 2010

List of good, free apps for iPad

List of good, free apps for iPad

by Heidi Piltz -
Number of replies: 12
I only have the use of an iPad for 2 weeks, and wondered if during this time, I could get recommendations on good free apps to download and try out?
So far, I have been feasting on the "Free Books" app, with its thousands of classic books (sans illustrations, unfortunately). I think such a list might be useful for others on this forum, as our collective discoveries might prove to be a good resource.
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Re: List of good, free apps for iPad

by Emma Duke-Williams -
Any particular interests?
I've not got an iPad, but do have iPod - I use tweetdeck a lot, as well as Momento (but, as that's not free, perhaps not worth it for 2 weeks!)

ICOON (to communicate when you can't speak the same language as someone else!) is also great - though rather specific & again, not free.
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Re: List of good, free apps for iPad

by E.A. Draffan -
The problem is that there are well over 100.000 apps around, but there are sites that have reviewed many of them such as TechRadar. I really want to review more when I get a chance but so far here is the list I have found useful on my iPhone and they seem to work on an iPad.

Google search with voice, Dragon speech recognition, Evernote, various map programs for getting around. iBooks, Tweetdeck, BBC News, iMLite, Dropbox, Skype, Billings for expenses, Wordpress.
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Re: List of good, free apps for iPad

by Heidi Piltz -
I'm exploring the iPad's potential usefulness in a K-7 setting; I spent all weekend madly downloading free apps, and trying them out. A few "Lite" versions give you a taste of what their full potential is, should you care to pay for the full version (such as the "Alice in Wonderland" interactive book app, or several different musical instruments (harp, guitar), but others won't let you even see what they're about unless you pay.
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Re: List of good, free apps for iPad

by Jeffry Curtis -
This is no list, but a document we participated in developing at #nwelearn (search Twitter). You may glean something from it. HTH

http://tinyurl.com/nwelearn-mobile

Jeff
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Re: List of good, free apps for iPad

by WL Wong -
Apart from the ebook readers, I like Evernote app http://blog.evernote.com/2010/04/03/evernote-for-ipad-is-here/ (though it is not just for iPad) - works brilliantly for notetaking and Adobe Ideas http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-ideas-1-0-for-ipad/id364617858?mt=8.

Cheers,
WL
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Re: List of good, free apps for iPad

by Sylvia Currie -
I would sure like to see a good app for project based learning. It seems this is where the iPad could really excel. Groups working together, planning out projects, negotiating the distribution of tasks, recording milestones, taking notes, mapping out progress...
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Re: List of good, free apps for iPad

by WL Wong -
Spotted this but have not tried it: Bento http://wirededucator.wordpress.com/2010/06/23/put-bento-on-your-ipad-and-in-your-classroom/
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Re: List of good, free apps for iPad

by Paul Left -
Google Docs could be useful here when (if?) they enable editing on the iPad. Currently you can only view Google Docs on iPad and Android.

This announcement suggests it's imminent:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/09/three-million-businesses-have-gone.html

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Re: List of good, free apps for iPad

by WL Wong -
Inkling is a free app (http://www.inkling.com/) http://www.inkling.com/ but hv to purchase content. The Element of Styles is a free default download. Uses social networking to learn with/from others.