Here is a workflow we recommend for planning and creating a presentation using the iPad and a number of different apps provided for all faculty and staff:
- Use Notability to collect notes, PDFs, class handouts and related research together in one place.
- Use the mind-mapping app MindNode to brainstorm ideas, as well as plan out the structure of the presentation using outline view. See the Writing a Paper post for more screenshots on how to use this app.
- We recommend either Google Slides (for simple text-only writing) and Keynote (if layout is important, including the addition of multiple columns of text, diagrams and images, etc.) as the apps to actually use to create the presentation.
- Finally, to collect references and citations we recommend RefMe, in which you create a new project for each presentation, collect and format your references and then export them at the end to add to the finished presentation.
This video gives a nice overview of how to use the app (it’s recorded on the iPhone but the iPad app is very similar):
Other presentation apps that are available on the iPad include Prezi and Haiku Deck – both are great apps and provide alternative designs, interfaces and methods of navigation.