The end of summer is fast approaching, and you may be wondering about new apps to load onto your iPad for the school year ahead. Your most important resource is Ms. Sena’s CSH iPad blog here. I highly recommend that you check out this website and start finding out about the iPad program at CSH, especially if you’re an entering student in the class of 2016.
As for my recommendations on apps: I did several blog posts on this subject last summer, and I still think those apps are good recommendations for you to consider. To find those posts, you can click on the word “apps” in the tag cloud at right: it’s the first link. This will take you to a series of posts that all talk about different kinds of apps.
The big thing to keep in mind is that there is no single app that serves all purposes, and there isn’t necessarily one app that I’d recommend that everyone run out and buy. There are the ones you’re required to have for school, of course, like iAnnotate and Dropbox, but others for productivity and organization have very similar features and no one of them is necessarily the best. It’s all about checking these apps out and deciding what you like. Which layout appeals to you most? Which interface makes the most sense to you? Pick the one that you like and that best supports your learning. That’s the most important thing, and the app that you use as the tool to support your work is less important.