Highlights of the Past Couple Weeks with our iPads.
1. Discovery of G-Whizz
I must preface this with my love of Google Docs. I’ve used them for everything over the past eight years. I use them for notes during phone conversations. I use them to create templates. I use them to record meeting agendas. Do you believe me yet? Everything! So, the discovery of a program that combines Gmail, Google Docs, and Reader was a dream come true. On top of this, it also includes quick links to all your social networking sites. It’s like a little browser that keeps all my favorite things right there. We have bluetooth keyboards, so at meetings last week I was able to bring them in place of a computer. This is nice…
2. Gale Database Apps
My other favorite thing is databases. I don’t know why, I just love how they work and the access I get to specific information. Gale has an app that gives users of your databases access to this beautiful app. It’s arranged just like an app and I think (hopefully I’ll get to test this soon) it will be easier to use for students than the website itself. You go Gale! Bad news is that it has crashed on me after the first week of pure database awesomeness. Updates to follow…
3. LanSchool for Teachers
This does not work. LanSchool is a program used for monitoring student work and administering group quizzes. Due to subnet arrangement and security protocols in the school, this program is a bust for us. I’d be interested to hear if anyone else has had luck with it at their school.
4. Instapaper and Read Later
I’m fortunate to spend most of my time with wireless surrounding me, so I had used Instapaper and the Read Later feature of Safari to bookmark. However, over our break I spent some time in non-wireless areas and figured out the pure beauty of this. Everything I had saved here I could view. That’s it-pretty simple. Combine these with Evernote and I can get access to everything, everywhere. Yes!
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