Monday, October 10, 2011

New iPad!

I am pretty excited - I got an iPad2 this weekend. I am still learning how to navigate and play around with it - I am definitely a novice, but it's pretty cool.  I got this for work (thank you work!) in large part because of Key's new app, Sketchpad Explorer, which for those of you out there teaching or learning math, is amazing!  If you are familiar with The Geometer's Sketchpad, which is the best dynamic math software out there for teaching, learning, constructing and exploring mathematics (yes, I am a little biased, but I felt this way before I worked for Key!), then you will definitely want to explore Sketchpad Explorer for the iPad. 

Sketchpad Explorer is a version of Sketchpad for iPad - it has built in activities for all grade levels, but it also let's you open any Sketchpad sketch/activity from our Sketch Exchange online learning community that has been shared by others (you can post sketches to Sketchpad Exchange and then open them with the Sketch Explorer app on the iPad). For those of you familiar with Sketchpad, and how you can use your mouse to move a point or line or object. With the iPad, you can move more than one object (vertices, line) with your hands, making the dynamic manipulations so interesting and well... even more dynamic!  So fun and hands-on - those of you who are in schools with an iPad initiative should really download the app and start playing with Sketchpad!

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