Recording a discussion from 12/10/2010 on the OSX List:


From Mike Oliveri:
I'm about to set up some iPads for a couple of board members. I've downloaded a few free apps for them ahead of time to show off the device a little (in addition to Dropbox, which they'll need for board documents).

For example:
K12 Activity (ties into our Accelerated Reader scores)
Google Earth
Google Mobile Apps
Adobe Ideas
Kindle
NY Times for iPad
The Guardian Eyewitness
Life for iPad




From Judi Epcke:
Evernote is just the greatest, in my opinion.

Similar to Google Earth, is Tour Wrist. It is free and really shows some neat application of the technology. (also for iPhone/iPod)

I also prefer Atomic Web to Safari. Gives a better browser experience on iPads, iPods, iPhones. There is a free version, but I'd suggest just going right for the paid, if you think they will use it instead of Safari.

Other suggestions: (kind of a range of productivity, personal and fun)

GoodReader
iBooks (?)
Pandora
MyCongress
The Weather Channel
Angry Birds (LOL, just kidding with this one)

I'd also like to suggest you check with iear.org and http://ieducationappsreview.ning.com/ . There are lots of folks reviewing apps and talking iPads, iPods, etc.

~Judi



From Dave Hunwick:
FlipBoard
SkyGrid
NPR
Evernote
AwesomNote (not free but too good not to list)
Fotopedia
Pulse and or FLUD
PBS
TED
Quack
Inkling (free but books are not but highly recommended)



From Nancy Parra
Here are some pertaining to kids/education to get a feel for how kids can be using these..
World Countries
European Exploration- the age of discovery
Virtuoso
MathTappers Multiples
Toy Story Read Along- show how interactive kids books can be used
Early Jamestown- reflects the future of text books w/embedded video
iTranslate
WordWeb Dictionary
Planets
NASA
Tips and tricks iPad Secrets Lite- (the other is not free)
Discover Wikipedia in a Magazine

Am still exploring......
Maybe a shared document for those interested on content area, cost, grade level for top quality educational apps is coming...huh?



From Maureen Chertow Miller:

TED
PBS
NPR
Huff Post
Google
Dictionary
GoSkyWatch
Dragon Dictation
Today History
Good Reader (I second Judy)



From Scott Meech:
Here is a nice post about administrators and iPad Apps: http://www.iear.org/iear/2010/11/22/apps-for-educational-administrators.html. On that link is a link to a large list of apps and I why they are good for administrators! If it wasn't mentioned, PowerSchool's PowerTeacher has an app ... Just mentioning that one as well.