Maybe it is the novelty effect, but using an iPad to take notes during class or a meeting is just plain cool.
Plus the app is only 99 cents! Use a stylus like this to write on the iPad http://www.amazon.com/Bamboo-Stylus-for-iPad-CS100K/dp/B004VM0SE6
When it is cold outside and you want to operate your phone with a touchscreen, maybe these nifty gloves will be available for purchase.
Another institution of higher education is rolling out an iPad initiative. Why is this news? Frankly, it might be in the apps and not so much the device. http://campustechnology.com/articles/2012/02/08/moore-college-to-distribute-ipads-to-new-bfa-students.aspx Moore College, a Pennsylvania arts college, plans to distribute iPads to bachelor of fine arts students in the Fall. So, how is this different from other iPad roll outs? Moore College plans to use special drawing and design apps to help students learn about fine arts and prepare them for technology in their industry. Exactly how is this going to work? They don’t specify anything yet, so stay tuned to see if drawing and design on the iPad will actually work for students.
Would you wear one of these? Perhaps if you had numbness of the fingers, tingling, pain, etc from repetitive stress injury you would… check out the airmouse for only 129 US Dollars. http://www.gizmag.com/airmouse-wearable-mouse/13993/
The device should be available in the next 6 to 12 months.
Here is a great resource for using the iPad to teach. Physics teachers can use Angry Birds to teach trajectories and the like. Very cool. http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2011/07/26/Teaching-with-the-iPad-and-Angry-Birds.aspx?Page=2
The article gave a nice resource for apps used in the iPad education course taught at Marian University http://linskenspresentations.wikispaces.com/iPad+Applications