App and Link Recommendations from Dr. Jon Landis

As a follow up to his session on Tapping the Power of Mobile Learning, Apple Development Executive Dr. Jon Landis has provided us with the following list of apps and links. These tools may be helpful as you begin thinking about how mobile devices can complement your teaching.

If you missed Dr. Landis’ session, you can check out the live blogging archive for some of his key points about the importance of mobile technology in education as well as his suggested instructional applications for mobile tools.

Helpful Links for Getting Started

Apps Common in Education

  • Outliner: A comprehensive note and task management program that is excellent for students who need help with organization.
  • Evernote: A cross platform program for note taking. Syncs notes with your phone, iPad, and computer. Supports pictures, web clips, and audio.
  • Shareboard: Turns an iPad and an LCD projector into an interactive whiteboard. Projecting the iPad can also yield control to up to 4 other iPads in the room making this an interactive whiteboard.
  • Molecules: Molecules is an application for viewing three-dimensional renderings of molecules and manipulating them using your fingers.
  • Photoshop: a solid photo editor for the iPad (free).
  • Sketchbook Pro: A professional grade painting and drawing program.
  • Papers: An electronic repository for research journals. Connects to academic electronic repositories of research including local electronic libraries.
  • Blausen Human Atlas: A dynamic medical atlas of the human body that contains 3-D images, medical information, and a cross-searching medical term glossary.
  • iAnnotate: Allows for highlighting, notes, and mark-up of PDF documents. Also allows for sharing and organizing PDF documents.
  • Goodreader: Opens a large number of file formats for viewing. Great for grading papers with a stylus or typed feedback. It has file managing, searchable text, notes, highlighting, and full integration with Dropbox.
  • OmniGraphSketcher: Quickly create and present detailed graphs and charts on the iPad.
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking: Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages.
  • Pages: A full powered word processing and publishing tool that is simple to use and visually stunning.
  • Numbers: A powerful spreadsheet program that supports interactive charts and dynamic forms.
  • Keynote: A slide based presentation program that allows you to create presentations with dynamic graphics, transitions, and embedded media. Keynote for the iPad is capable of working with PowerPoint files as well.
  • GarageBand: Record, edit and produce music on the iPad.
  • ProScope: Mentioned during the session, ProScope is a digital microscope for the iPad or the iPhone. Students can simultaneously view what the instructor is examining with the microscope on their Apple mobile devices.

App Store Links

The following links do not represent every app in the category. Educators have curated these special collections.

On the Technical side:

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