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iPad's: Using, Learning, Teaching: Using iPads for Research & Learning

iPad Resources

Apple iPad Home - General information about the iPad including features, apps, specifications, and ordering.

iPad and Education - Educational uses and ideas as suggested by Apple

iPad Academy - From Andrew J. Brovey, a former tenured professor, a website devoted to learning and using iPads.  Contains free tips and for-pay online classes.

MacWorld iPad 3rd Generation Review - Discusses improvements in features, power, and battery life compared to the iPad 2, plus a user experience review.

iPad User Guide from Apple

Apple App Store - the official iPad app source, free and for-pay apps

Free iPad Apps - non-Apple source for iPad apps

Different Apps for Different Needs

Apple App Store - the official iPad app source, free and for-pay apps

Free iPad Apps - non-Apple source for iPad apps

AppStart - an app for new iPad owners

Mobile Resources & Apps - list of research apps and mobile resources as recommended by the FIU Libraries

To App or Not to App

To App or Not to App --

  • Because the iPad has a fully functioning browser - Safari - there will be less Apps needed than on a smartphone.
  • Apps made for the iPhone do work on the iPads, but they have the same screen display size as they appear on the iPhones.
  • If you are trying to repeat the Apps from your iPhone to your iPad, some of them may not be necessary.