IPads are now available for students to check out at both the Philadelphia Campus Library and the Newtown Learning Resource Center.
Check to see if there are iPads available to checkout at this link: http://goo.gl/b2y1D
This ebook from the Holy Family Library provides a basic introduction: http://goo.gl/biK87
The official manual from Apple: http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/ipad_user_guide.pdf
Other books available from the Holy Family University libraries: Click here (catalog page opens in a new window)
We are currently circulating iPads with factory-default apps only installed. Students borrowing iPads will be responsible for installing their own apps, and these will be deleted from the iPad on return to the library. Students will need an Apple ID to connect to the App store and download new apps. Click here to see a short video on finding or creating an Apple ID.
Instructors may check out iPads from the NEP library for classroom use when available. Currently, there are 15 available at the North East Campus Library . You can check on availability by calling the NEP Library circulation desk at x3315.
There are 5 iPads at the Newtown LRC for faculty and student's personal use. The Newtown iPads MAY NOT be reserved in advance for instructors to use in class. For more information about iPad use at Newtown, contact the LRC at x4010.
Here are some apps that were recommended in one of Jim Gates' training workshops earlier this year:
1. Cloudon - Free
2. Onlive Desktop - free
3. Office HD - not free, but potentially a good choice
5. Dropbox - with an account
6. Screenchomp - with an account
7. Neu.Annotate - $.99 nice app for marking up pdf files.
8. Goodreader - free
10. iTunesU - TONS of Edu content
11. Educreations - wonderful way to create screencasts for classes
13. Hootsuite - for accessing twitter
14. Evernote - free