Initial download of FREE apps that would/could be useful for 228:
iBooks — for use as PDF viewer if not for eBooks? (Though am tempted by Goodreader for that…)
Constitution for iPad — ties in to early assignment; and really, shouldn’t we all carry around a copy of the Constitution anyway?
EMD PTE (Periodic Table of the Elements) — for my idea of the Periodic Table as a map
Springpad — I just started using this as a way of separating out some of the more temporary or temporally-based stuff that is in Evernote; not sure how useful it will be for 228, but possibly in terms of sourcing things etc?
Wikipanion — for reference, good free Wikipedia app
Sketchbook Express — the free version still seems to have a lot of functionality, so this seemed like a good thing to put on everyone’s iPad; then if someone needs fully functionality we can shell out the $12 or whatever it is for the Pro version…
WordPress — Duh.
Photoshop Express — handy for basic image manipulation when doing research on the iPad
Dropbox and Box.net — probably only use one or the other, if we use them for the class at all with the students. Is basically a question of how we decide to get documents between people — can it all be done via the WordPress site, or do we need an additional mechanism? (Though Dropbox especially I find to be a handy backend kind of thing for teaching, a way of making sure that I have access to all of my current project/class files from any device.)
Google — again, kind of basic need, fast access to all of their webapps
Evernote — as with Dropbox, this is vital for my own workflow because I use Evernote for everything, but I am undecided on whether or not this is something we’ll use formally with the students or not. Certainly, with the way David and I are setting up the taking and sharing of our notes and ideas, it is important for both of us to have it.
Daytum — class-specific, and I do wish they had a proper iPad app not just the iPhone version running small on the iPad, but oh well. Elegant, basic, easy to use data-tracking app and webservice.