Anyone besides me get the iPad yesterday? I am loving it, I was skeptical at first, I bought it explicitly to teach with. I'm excited about it. Would love to hear what other people think and how they might use it in their classroom. (I wrote my full review on my blog).
Apple has to approve all Apps. I am FAR from that place. I bought a book, haven't opened it, just a goal. We will see how that goes. There is a program for the computer that mimics the iPad/iPhone that you can test on.
That's the major reason I just signed to expand my RunRev Studio license to RunRev Mobile - it will allow me (and the students) to develop software for not only the iPhone (and other platforms), but also the iPad.
If RevMobile is as easy to use as RunRev, then it'll be a pleasure to use.
I live in Canada so we don't have them yet... However I am thinking about getting a class set for our middle school. I'd love to hear any comments from teachers who are planning on using them in classrooom.
I've had the iPad for a week now and I am absolutely in awe. I spoke with the publishers of the textbooks my students will purchase to make sure the alternative e-books are available. I am looking forward to seeing what the e-textbooks are like. What excites me is that the publishers have invested a great deal in research and development for their e-books. e-books are not just converted traditional books. They will come with videos, animations, games and practice quizzes!
My only struggle with the iPad at the moment is figuring out how to get PDF files onto my iPad for reading.