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What’s on my iPad version 2.0

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Last year, I wrote “What’s on my iPad?“, a list of all the apps on my iPad. It’s been almost a year, and I need to get a new list published. It appears below.

There are many additional online resources out there for iPads used in education and libraries:

The apps list:

* denotes a favorite app. If there’s a charge for the app, it’s listed next to the app. Otherwise the app, at the time of this post, should be free.

Dock (Apps across the bottom of the screen)

Screen One

No Folder

Books Folder

Cooking Folder

Multimedia Folder

News Folder

Office Tasks Folder

Productivity Folder

Social Media Folder

Websites Folder

Screen Two

No Folder

  • Newsstand (Default App)
  • Lynda.com (requires subscription to lynda.com resources)

Education Folder

Games

Reference

For Kids

Kids Books

Dr. Seuss

I’ve also previously written iPad ebooks and eBook apps for Kids and iPad Apps List (targeted for libraries).

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What’s on my iPad?

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People find out I have an iPad, and always ask me what’s on it. It’s always awkward trying to show & explain all the apps that are on it, while at the same time choose my favorites (which is near impossible). To help quickly answer that question, I’m putting out a list of what’s on my iPad. Any favorites will be marked by an asterisk. If possible, I’ll also mark today’s price for these apps. But for the sake of the length of this post, I will not explain what each app is or what is does. Maybe in a future post

 

. Do I use all of these apps in the list? No. But they’re on there, just the same. Finally, here’s a few good resources about iPads and apps, especially with an education focus.

Apps on my iPad

Dock (Apps across the bottom of the screen)

Screen One

No Folder

Books Folder

Cooking Folder

Multimedia Folder

News Folder

Office Tasks Folder

Productivity Folder

Social Media Folder

Websites Folder

Screen Two

Education Folder (#1)

Education Folder (#2)

Games

Reference

For Kids

Kids Books

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iPad Apps List (targeted for libraries)

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I’ve been getting requests from people since April about the iPad apps I’d recommend/like/use on a semi-regular basis. This list is somewhat targeted at librarians, but I use mine in so many ways, some of my personal usage apps come into play, so anyone can utilize this list.

Here’s the complete list. I’ve organized it by different types of apps and also identified prices of apps if there’s a cost involved & included this icon: . The prices are good as of today, but may change. Finally, throughout the list, I’ve identified my top ten favorite apps.

Let me know in the comments if you have additions!

Printable PDF version of this list also available.

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iPad eBooks and eBook apps for Kids

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A friend of mine is spending a few days with his 3-year-old granddaughter in another state. He has a new iPad and asked me to put together a list of recommended iPad eBooks and eBook apps for kids for her. I have several on my iPad my niece (20 months) and nephew (almost 4!) absolutely love to read when I’m with them (although my niece loves to push the home button; child proof button lock needed!).

Unfortunately, I haven’t had a lot of luck finding free eBooks for kids (young kids, that is). I’ve found a few here and there when there are specials, but to get the full audio + read to me/read myself part that the kids are fascinated by, I’ve discovered you have to pay for them.

If you know of any good free apps for the iPad, please leave comments for sure! I haven’t explored the B&N eReader or Kindle or Stanza or other eReader platform stores for kids books yet. I’m sure there are lots more out there, including books in the Project Gutenberg archive (many of which can be accessed through iBooks. Continue reading

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