Apps

I took a great course from Nicole Henning (from MIT) on Apps for Education through Udemy.  Nicole, is a User Experience Librarian at MIT, and has a great website on this topic called, Apps for Academics.  Udemy is an online education site- so for $125 that my institution paid for, I learned a TON of great tips on using the iPad at the library and helping students use it for their personal use.  Now, I don’t have an iPhone…but much of the content covered apps more geared toward iPhone use- I still think this is helpful, as you can still display these on the tablet, and most will update to create an iPad version (if they haven’t already).

The list of apps breaks down to several catagories:

Art
Barcode Apps
Comics
Dictation
Drawing
E-Reading
Enhanced e-books
Food
Fun!
Google
Language
Music to Listen to
Music to Play
News
Photos
Productivity
Storage
RSS Management
Reference
Scanner
Visual effects
Video

Then she covered iPad add-ons:

  • Camera connection kit
  • VGA adapter
  • Stylus
  • Air printer
  • Keyboard

Search engines and various tips on keeping up with all the new apps were covered.

I just really got a lot out of this class and enjoyed the self-paced forum- I am sure most of these apps have been updated to changed, and newer ones have come out, but that is technology at it’s core- always improving. What  a good concept…continuous improvement.

Perfect addition to my PLN!

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