Most Students have opted for the iPad as their choice of device, however we do need to cater for the Android and Windows market. Just to note that the students are required to manage their own devices and apps.
As a school we believe in using the Tablets to create content and not as consumer devices and so we are recommending the following sorts of apps:-
|Type of App||iPad||Android|
|Word processing||Pages||Quick Office|
|Movie making||iMovie||Movie Aid, AndroVid
|Word clouds||Tag cloud||(Not sure)|
|Tracking apps||Find my iPhone||Prey|
|Annotation||Good notes, notability, skitch||Skitch|
|File Sharing||Dropbox, Box, iFiles||Dropbox, Box|
|Drawing/Writing||Bamboo Paper||Bamboo Paper|
There is also an iPad app called Pocket (read it later) that will allow students to view web content offline at home, I really hope the equivalent exists for Android or Slate, remembering the Windows Slate is still very new and we have started research on matching apps for these devices.
The most exciting part of all this is the excitement and ownership of the students, they are not only getting on board but are already finding, and using, alternatives that are cheaper or free.
Lets hope the excitement continues!