Chapter 5

Purchasing and Downloading Apps

In This Chapter

arrow Perusing apps in the App Store

arrow Knowing the difference between iPad and iPhone apps

arrow Finding and selecting educational apps

arrow Deciding between free or fee-based apps

One of the greatest features about personal computers, including iPads, is that they are tools that you can personalize. The simplest way to customize your iPad is by finding and downloading apps that align with your personal objectives. To the accountant, the iPad might provide a way to stay in touch with financial news and data. The businessman might need to access documents and create a mobile office environment. A designer could envision it as the perfect tool for delivering client presentations and portfolios. To the educator . . . well, that’s where you come in.

You’ll want to load your iPad with apps that fit your educational objectives and teaching style. To put it mildly, there are more than a few to choose among; Apple currently reports that there are already more than 200,000 apps designed specifically for the iPad and another several hundred thousand ...

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