We have rolled out iPads to Year 10.
I would appreciate it if people could help by nominating suitable apps (or reviews of apps) and lesson activities geared towards Chemistry / Science.
Thanks for any help,
Gary, You probably know about this, but I would definitely recommend The Elements: A Visual Explanation: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-elements-a-visual-exploration/id... -- Here's a very positive review: http://cenblog.org/newscripts/2010/04/why-the-ipad-rocks-for-chemis....
I did a quick search for Chemistry in the app store and there were a number of interesting titles. The great part of apps being only a few dollars is that you can test and not break the bank. Good luck!
Just out of curiosity... does each student have their own personal iPad, or is there a set of them for the chem classroom? In other words, what are the logistics of the iPad program at your school?
Interesting, thanks for the reply!
Do students use the iPad in place of a laptop, or in addition? Have you been able to determine if students use the iPad during class for note taking?
I teach an honors chemistry course, and so I am very interested in finding out how the iPad could enhance learning. I often tell my students that it is best to take notes by hand in order to use appropriate formatting and draw structures, etc. It would seem that an iPad might allow electronic note taking that includes drawings, which would be an advantage over the non-tablet laptop.
We have just begun the journey. They students handed back a laptop to be issued with an iPad.
I too like notes prepared by hand but have kept an open mind provided students can demonstrate that they either have a hardcopy of notes or a genuine back-up routine.
I have been impressed by the way students use the iPad to take notes and uncluding incorporation of drawings. Many have bought a wireless keyboard that makes the iPad a great tool.
Found this today from Carolina Biological Supply: