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Cole Camplese

Social Media Toolkit - Mobile Apps - 0 views

  • This centralized resource was set up in order to avoid duplication of resources, to ensure consistency of quality and user interface/experience and to be sure branding guidelines are followed.
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    Resource from Vanderbilt for getting an iOS app in the App Store.
Allan Gyorke

Apps in Education: Explain Everything - 2 views

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    "The beauty of this app is that you can create professional slick interactive presentations all on the iPad. You simply take a series of screen shots, order the images and then include any written instructions you need and then when it is all ready you simply hit the little red record button and put your voice-over onto the presentation."
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    Gary Chinn shared this with me. We've been talking about some other apps like ShowMe and ScreenChomp
Allan Gyorke

60+ Interesting Ways* to use an iPad in the Classroom - 2 views

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    62 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom
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    Some ideas for using iPads in a classroom. Many of them are focused on elementary school, but there are a few golden nuggets in the mix.
bkozlek

1DollarScan - 3 views

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    Send them a book and for 1 dollar (per 100 pages) they will convert it to an OCRed PDF for you. 
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    I'd like to try this. What book shall we send?
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    Imagine sending in your personal handwritten notebook. As for a "real" book to send, I have no idea. I do have a copy of "Perfect Phrases For Documenting Employee Performance Problems" lying around. What about content for the next go of ci597 on disruptive tech?
gary chinn

Chomp, chomp chomp! Welcome ScreenChomp and TechSmith Labs! (Visual Lounge) - 5 views

  • ScreenChomp is a digital whiteboard that users can write and draw on with the touch of a finger. You can draw using twelve different pen colors. All activity on ScreenChomp can be easily recorded and then if you want, edited through Camtasia for Mac or Camtasia Studio. The videos produced in ScreenChomp can be downloaded as MP4 files, making them easy to share on ScreenChomp.com, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Blackboard and other video hosting platforms.
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    another ipad app for screencasting. as far as I know, this is the first example of an app from one of the big established screen capture software companies.
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    I downloaded it (for free). It's very nice. I tried ShowMe before, which also lets you write and record what you're saying, but there is too much of a time delay between your drawing and it showing up on the iPad. ScreenChomp is much faster. Another advantage is that you can see your recording before posting it.
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    we had the same delay complaint with showme. also didn't like that there were no export options outside of posting to their site.
gary chinn

Interactive Whiteboard Meets the iPad | MindShift - 2 views

  • Kim told me he wants to enable anyone to build their own portfolio of educational content – to build hundreds of Khan Academies. That’s a goal that puts teacher- and student-generated content at the center of education, one enabled by a simple, but smoothly functioning app — all on a portable device.
  • At the same time as many educators are rethinking the hardware involved with instruction, some are rethinking other ways in technology can change the classroom. Some are experimenting with the “flipped classroom” — the idea, made quite famous lately thanks to Khan Academy, that videotaped instruction can be assigned as homework, while in-class time can be used for more personalized remediation, for collaboration among teachers and students, and for the types of exercises that have typically been seen as homework.

    A new app taps into both of these phenomena: bringing an interactive whiteboard-like experience to the iPad and to the Web and making it easy for iPad owners to create their own instructional videos.

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    very interesting development. we've been holding off on ipads in engineering because of a lack of streamlined screencasting workflow. I wonder if other example-heavy STEM disciplines at PSU (chem, math, stats, etc) might be interested in a pilot of some kind?
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    I'm having conversations along these lines on several fronts. I asked Hannah to look into a system that could replicate the Kahn Academy stuff. Carol McQuiggan has some faculty who are interested in the model. Chris Lucas and I may talk about it as well, related to creating open training resources. I've also brought Chris Millet into the mix because this could line up with some of the work he is doing with lecture capture (not capturing lectures per se, but a lot of the software options have the ability to let faculty create screen capture tutorials and have them automatically upload to a server along with their voice annotation.
Allan Gyorke

Penn State Live - Garden of delights: The Arboretum at Penn State - 1 views

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    A project out of College of Ed that ETS collaborated on.  This group created some augmented reality apps for the iPod and iPad to help young students (I believe 3rd or 4th grade) learn about their natural environment, in particular how to identify trees.  Pretty cool stuff.
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    "During the event, faculty and staff led children through a variety of hands-on learning stations. For example, Zimmerman, along with Associate Professor of Education Susan Land and a team of six education graduate students, led a station titled, "Tree Investigators," in which they used iPads and iPods (provided by Penn State's Educational Technology Services) to give the kids an in-depth lesson on how to identify trees.

    "We used iPads to figure out what type of tree we were planting," said Collin Wayne, a student from Park Forest Elementary School, who attended the event. "We were in groups and we used a tree-finder app. You take a picture of a symbol and it tells you about the tree.""
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    Penn State Live article about a College of Education project. Elementary school students used iPads and iPod Touches to interact with data about trees in the arboretum. We talked with Susan Land and Heather Zimmerman about the project and helped out by loaning them some equipment. Future partnerships with them are in the works.
Allan Gyorke

YouTube - Apple - Introducing iOS 5 - 0 views

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    "Get a closer look at a few of the over 200 features that make iOS 5 the best update yet for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch."
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    Some great features coming out in iOS 5. All of the ones in this video make sense: wireless syncing, improved push notifications and a notification center, etc...
bkozlek

Hype - 0 views

  • Using Hype, you can create beautiful HTML5 web content. Animations and interactive content made with Hype work on desktops, smartphones and iPads. No coding required.
Derek Gittler

iChromy - Chrome Style Web Browser for iPad on the iTunes App Store - 2 views

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    Today Diigo released a Chrome Style browser for iPad.  Hmm.  I like Diigo, I like Chrome, I like the iPad.  This may be good.

    Of course I also like martinis, roller coasters, and fire. But I'd never combine the 3.  Or maybe I would . . .
gary chinn

Students Say Tablets Will Transform College, Though Most Don't Own Tablets - Wired Camp... - 1 views

  • More than two-thirds of a large group of college students say that tablet computers will change the way students learn, according to survey results released today
  • Most of the students were not speaking from experience: Only 7 percent of the college students and 4 percent of the high school seniors owned one. Still, 69 percent of the college students said that tablets will transform higher education, and 48 percent said tablets will replace textbooks—at least as we currently understand textbooks—within the next five years.
  • That attitude may change once they try to study with tablets for an exam. Several pilot projects with tablets have found that students are frustrated with the difficulties in adding notes to digital books
Cole Camplese

An affordable digital biology textbook that never goes out-of-date | Science | guardian... - 5 views

  • What would you say if I told you that there's a new introductory biology textbook being published that is affordable, lightweight and never goes out of date?
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    I hope that lifelong access becomes the new norm. I keep hearing publishing companies talking about online textbooks with access that would be limited to a set period (a semester or six months). That's fine if you're taking a single course that you don't really care about - but I don't want students to feel that way about their learning. Courses build upon each other. Good reference materials should serve a purpose for years, not months.
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    Absolutely, publishers are missing the boat here. I'm involved in a handful of focus groups on reading compliance, and whenever this comes up the majority of the students cite the limited access model as the main reason they won't go with online textbooks. Even if they don't end up keeping the book, they want that option...not a 4-6 month access window.
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    Strange ... I didn't keep any textbooks until grad school. I used them and returned them for gas money and simply moved on to the next semester.
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    I returned many of mine, but kept the foundation books that I'd need for other courses - calculus, mechanics, chemistry, etc... Many of them were used for more than one course (e.g. Math 140 and 141). I'd hate to have to buy the same book twice and then not have it afterward for other courses.
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    I think that's typically what these students do in the focus group, but it was all about 'having the option' to keep the book at the end of the course. Might be some sort of perception of options thing going on here. The other popular comment was "I look at computer screens all day, I definitely don't want to look at a computer screen to read fine print another 1-2 hours a day". A couple students really bashed their profs about the quality of PDFs they are putting online, meaning that profs are STILL photocopying PDFs from journals, that cut words from a column and are angled funny in the PDF. Claimed these were unreadable online and they had to print them out to 'guess' at some of the words and fill them in by hand.
Cole Camplese

Mobile Business Intelligence, Analytics and Dashboards | Roambi - 2 views

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    Interesting suite of tools to consider exploring.
Cole Camplese

Digital Research in the Liberal Arts | A Digital Learning Lab for Faculty - 2 views

Cole Camplese

Banana TV - 1 views

  • What is Banana TV? Banana TV lets you use AirPlay (and now AirTunes!) for your Mac as well - play video or images from your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 4.2 or higher directly onto any networked Mac.
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    Could be an interesting option for enabling AirPlay on classroom machines.  Lots to figure out, but a starting point.
Cole Camplese

Want to learn Pashto? There's an app for that.: IU Home Pages: Faculty and staff news f... - 1 views

  • Language specialists at Indiana University have developed a new application for the iPad that will help people working in strategic areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan to read and write in Pashto, one of the region's primary languages.
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