GoodReader is a good file management app. You can use it to save, organise, and read PDF files, MS Office & Apple iWork documents, Pages, Keynote, Numbers), images, webpages, audio, and video → all in one application on your iPad. You can then project these files on your IWB using the VGA connect kit (approx $30).
GoodReader can handle files in excess of 1GB, and allows users to easily transfer files via USB (here’s how), internal school WiFi networks, Internet, or email. It seamlessly integrates with Google Docs, Dropbox, Box.net, and WebDAV servers, and comes with built-in security options.
While setting up WiFi and school server connections can be a little technical, this app is highly recommended for iPad classrooms! It is a fantastic app for reducing paper-use in schools and classrooms – just make sure you read the User Manual first!
For: Students, Teachers
Cost: Around $5 (Download)
Requires WiFi?: Yes (for syncing)
- Annotate running records
- complete observation surveys and assessment checklists
- Store important documents e.g. professional learning resources
- Store and manage eBooks, textbooks, and worksheets
- Annotate PDF files (note-taking)
- Reduce paper use!
- How I use GoodReader (LifeHack)
- GoodReader Manuals and Troubleshooting Guides
- GoodReader for iPad: Part 1
- How to annotate Text using GoodReader (video)
- An Overview of Good Reader for the iPad (MacStories)
- Collect, Annotate & Redistribute Student Work on the iPad using GoodReader, Dropbox & JotForm
- WebDAV on Server 2008 R2 (for ICT Technicians)