Some of the common tasks--and the quick solutions I use on each--I expect to be able to do include the following (I've indicated in parentheses the cost of each, if it's not free):
- Web surfing
- Curating content with ReadItLater's Pocket, Evernote and Postach.io
- iPad: Evernote, ReadItLater's Pocket, EverClip2 (read my blog entry), Flipboard (read more)
- Chromebook: Evernote and their WebClipper, Clearly, ReadItLater's Pocket
- Reading and Creating ebooks
- Creating presentations
- Encrypting emails and files with AES-256 encryption
- iPad: AESCrypt Pro ($1.99), MiniKeepass , or try ParanoiaWorks iOS Text Encryption
- Chromebook: MiniLock for file encryption, Encipher.It. Safeguard your logins and passwords with Keepass.info and BrowsePass Chrome add-on
- Virtual Private Network
(If you don't have a VPN for your WiFi devices, then you need to watch this or read this)
- iPad and Chromebook: Private Internet Access ($40 a year)
- FTP/SFTP files to and from a web server, phone or location
- Audio Recording & Editing
- Recording: Voice Record Pro, AudioNote ($4.99), Evernote (free)
- Editing: Hokasai (Free but requires in-app purchases to do anything worthwhile)
- Video Creation and Editing
- iPad: Explain Everything ($2.99 works for iOS and Android), Pinnacle Studio ($13)
- Chromebook: WeVideo
- iPad: Reflector for your Mac/Windows computer and Quicktime for computer
- Chromebook: Screencastify (makes HTML5/webm files), TechSmith SnagIt (need extension and app; makes MP4s)
- Casting from Device to TV Screen
It's pretty amazing when you consider what can be done on a Chromebook and how easy and flexible it is. What fun to revisit my favorite apps, as well as discover some on Chromebook or for Chrome browser, that can be used.
Of course, there are some places where the iPad wins...but in a classroom, you're not likely to be in an either/or situation.
BTW, My MiniLock ID is
"He who does not move does not notice his chains."
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