Good news! You're looking at the new online courseroom administrator at the college I work at!
Even more good news! Because of my role, I got a fancy, schmancy iPad!
Our college was able to use a portion of the technology fee (yes, funded by students) to purchase iPads for any faculty who wanted one. Over 100 faculty asked for an iPad, with the understanding that this is property of the school, and it is to be used for educational purposes.
Many faculty are a little freaked out to use them. The folks in IT told me that they WANT faculty to use them and are absolutely OK with them using it for personal use--so they've encouraged them to download apps like Angry Birds, Facebook, Words with Friends, etc. Anything that will make folks more comfortable using it.
And the even cooler part? Our classrooms are equipped with Apple TV--so you can sync your iPad to the TV in the classroom and wala--instant, gigantic iPad for the students to see and interact with.
I love this!!
So, I've started playing with and looking at apps for the iPad. I have the basic ones (Facebook, instegram, Google Earth, nook).
But I want to discover more.
Anyone have an app that they've tried (even if its for Android phones--odds are there's an Apple app that is similar) that I need to know about?