Tech Tuesdays

The first Tech Tuesday event took place in April, 2013.  Dr. Ian MacInnes presented a variety of iPad utilities he regularly uses in support of his classroom instruction and scholarship. His sharing prompted discussions of other technologies that faculty are using on campus, including an app based student response system called Socrative, used by Dr. Lisa Lewis in her classroom.

Below are some additional applications that were discussed during the event:

  • Zotero –  (an alternative to EndNote) Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you’re looking for with just a few keystrokes.
  • Padlet –  an Internet application that allows people to express their thoughts on a common topic easily. It works like an online sheet of paper where people can put any content (e.g. images, videos, documents, text) anywhere on the page, together with anyone, from any device.
  • Upad – primary application for field work. The UPAD app takes notes to another level. Your notes become more striking than a printed page. And you’ll be completely intrigued.
  • AirSketch – Turn your iPad into a wireless whiteboard! Annotate PDF documents and images live. You can now project PDF documents (such as exported PowerPoint or Keynote decks) to a computer on the same local network, then annotate them in real time, all from your iPad.
  • Doceri  – The professional iPad interactive whiteboard and screencast recorder with sophisticated tools for hand-drawn graphics and remote desktop control.

About Jocelyn McWhirter

Jocelyn McWhirter is the Stanley S. Kresge Professor of Religious Studies at Albion College in Albion, Michigan.
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