I decided to teach this semester with my iPad. It is a great experience for me. I bought a connector to the class projector and I do not need to open the desktop in my class.
The first challenge was to move my PP slide to Keynote slides. I was worried that I’ll need to redo my slides but apparently they came out just fine with very minor correction that I needed to do. I was thrilled.
Next, I wanted to create an attendance file in Numbers that includes pictures of the students so I can learn quickly their names. I discovered that Numbers scales well when you paste a picture in its cell. Though I could not do it on my iPad and needed to work on my MacBook Pro to do this. I used iCloud to move my file from MacBook Pro to my iPad. It was pretty simple though I had to delete the file on my iPad every time I needed to update my iWork files. I don’t have the new version of Mountain Lion (my MacBook Pro is owned by the university and they did not upgrade it yet).
Finally, I discovered that I can use my iPhone as a remote control for my Keynote presentations. That excited me but also my students. I also learned from my students to change the lock out function to none in settings for the time period of my class. That gave me the option not to log-in into my iPad during the class time.
So the first class was for me a great experience. I was able to operate everything from my iPad and I enjoyed it.