The quickness and creative options with the iPad camera have really opened the door for authentic learning. We have been studying the volume of a rectangular prism. I made a comment to the students to find a picture of a real object and apply the formula for volume. I gave no other directions than that.
It was great for students to act immediately to find an object in our classroom and school and take a picture. Students immediately inserted the picture that they took in to the Skitch app, added the measurements, and calculated the volume.
So. Much. Better. Than. Black. Words. On. White. Paper. In. Our. Book.