Since the beginning of the new semester I have been scrambling to find new ways to use the iPad in class. I have managed to improve my use of it for bringing the primary text program, Accordance, into classroom use, but I quite honestly remain a clumsy user, struggling at times to get the interface to work well.
I have started to use the iPad for video clips in a course I am teaching on Apocalyptic Imagination. It serves as a nice piece of hardware to shift to so that I don't have to switch uses of the classroom computer.
On another, front, I remain persuaded that the best use of the iPad for me so far is as a means of consuming texts that I can read electronically, and that has turned out to be quite handy in the classroom. I often electronically mark up the articles we are reading in class and bring that copy with me on the iPad to help guide discussion.
Lastly, I have decided to devote some time to perusing the software that has become available for the iPad since early last spring. I'm hoping for some inspiration.