Lunch and Learn: iPads, iPods, and iPhones

Today the School of Distance Education hosted the very first Lunch and Learn open to the rest of Andrews University. We had been offering them all the past year for internal learning; but we decided it was time to start sharing with the campus!

Today’s topic: iOS mobile devices: iPads, iPods, and iPhone.

This post contains the apps and resources shared by facilitators Janine and Marsha and the participants. In addition, I have added a few other references related to what was discussed and shared.


  • FaceTime – Apple’s video conferencing app – connect between iPhones, iPads, iPods, and Mac computers.
  • Tango – Communication program similar to FaceTime. Read more here.
  • Skype – video, voice, and chat tool that works across all devices and computers
  • Adobe Connect Mobile – Host and attend presentations

Tips and Tricks

Productivity Apps

Places to Find Apps

Apps for Travel

  • Hop Stop – Public transportation app for large cities
  • itranslate – Text translation program

Religion Apps

Learning Games for Kids

Content Consumption

  • Kindle App – read books and on all your devices
  • Flipboard – read news, Facebook, Twitter, GoogleReader and other information sources in a nice magazine format
  • Netflix

The consensus was that we just scratched the surface and we should run this session again in the future.


4 replies on “Lunch and Learn: iPads, iPods, and iPhones”

  1. My favorite App to find Apps is AppShopper. You can create a wishlist and it will notify you if the price changes or if the app is updated! I have gotten some great deals on Apps through it!

  2. Another great app, that I forgot to mention, is AroundMe. It lets you search for businesses around you and even gives you contact numbers and connects with your map app to get you there. And it’s free!

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