Paperless classrooms, Pt 3 – What can ipads do for us?

by mathsispoetic

I had a bit of a look-around to see what are some of the basic things that an ipad could do for me-as-a-teacher, and these are some of the apps that I decided I would absolutely need:

 A handwriting app (I need this!)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notability-handwriting-note/id360593530?mt=8&v0=WWW-NAUS-ITUHOME-TOPAPPLICATIONS&ign-mpt=uo%3D2

A good graphics calculator (CAS) equivalent:

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/graphing-calculator-hd/id374274107?mt=8

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/pocketcas-pro-for-ipad/id366949178?mt=8

General mathematics technology:

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/wolframalpha/id334989259?mt=8

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/wolfram-algebra-course-assistant/id410592976?mt=8

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/wolfram-calculus-course-assistant/id410594105?mt=8

Maybe some ebooks…? You’re looking at about $10-20 for one, and normal textbooks start at $50. See, technology SAVES you money!!

http://www.ebooks.com/subjects/mathematics/

http://www.xpmath.com/ebooks/math_ebooks.php

But for me the real question is, what can a particular ebook about ADD to the experience (ie, what can it do that a standard bound paper book can’t)? It’s worth taking a look at the ebook section in this http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2011-Horizon-Report.pdf (the entirety of which is a fascinating read).

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