Our CIO just announced a request for proposals from faculty exploring the use of an iPad in teaching. The carrot here is an iPad for the faculty member! I love thinking about better ways to use technology in helping me improve my teaching and helping my students advance their learning. And a "free" iPad wouldn't be too shabby either. :-)
But I'm not really that familiar with the capabilities of the iPad as it might apply to teaching inorganic chemistry. Anybody out there have any ideas? Are there any good apps out there that might be applicable? If you are an iPad user, what features do you like best that are different from a laptop and that might be useful to think about in applying it to your teaching?
I am not sure if there is a separate program for the students to gain easy access to an iPad for class or if this would just be something that I might have to use in the classroom. If the students could get one too, one thought I had was to use this to solve the "no perfect textbook" for my course conundrum.
Curious to hear from the wisdom of the VIPEr crowds on this...