What "Affordances" will the iPAD create for Learning?
Check out the BigOven Pro. This is a image rich and resource filled cooking APP. A good example of how learning can be "previewed" Check out the rolling images as the app starts --- the strawberries along got my learning juices going!
Hey all...Go download StarWalk. This is one incredible learning app. I bought it and just went to our backyard. Point the iPAD to the sky and you will get a GPS assisted view of stars, constellations and more. Use multi-touch to expand. What a model for other learning apps. Seth Kartan
CourseNotes iPad: take notes during your classes & keep them organized by subject and class meeting http://coursenotesapp.com
Auditorium iPad app: smarter way to take notes http://audiotoriumapp.com
Try out the ($9.99) Scrabble game, integrated with the (free) Tile Rack app for your iPhone. Not learning specific (although one could always successfully advocate for the educational value of Scrabble!), but a wonderful combination of a private experience on the iPhone merged with a shared experience on the iPad. I could see lots of similar applications in a classroom setting!
Converter for iPad ($.99) allows instant conversion of multiple choices for length, weight, currencies, speed, area, time, data. Handy reference stuff. About the only downside I've seen so far is that you don't have the ability to choose units not already programmed in. That means in the currency area I can get the Bulgarian Lev but not the Swiss franc.
OmniGS (Omni Graphsketcher --$14.99). Relatively speaking an expensive app but one which allows you to use your fingers to draw either an x/y axis or bar graph, adjust units, add labels, use color to fill in parts of a graph etc. I would call it a work in progress but one which might mean you could do a quick graph while out on a worksite, then call your team around you to share the data, and e-mail it to them when you're done. There are some intriguing learning possibilities here.
Not sure if this is geared towards to young an audience - but we're starting to chronicle apps with a learning bent for our son - some great classic games to be found free that we think help with his development. We're reviewing apps for iPad and other iOS devices at http://apps4ikids.com .