Category Archives: General Instructional Technology

iPad as a musical instrument

Playing an instrument is an analog experience: a tangible act based in physical reality. Because of this, when instrument simulating apps (soft synths or virtual instruments) can use the touch paradigm available on iPads, musicians can find themselves having more … finish reading iPad as a musical instrument

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One stop video capture, edit and finished project on the iPad

Say you need to make a video for a class, a short rough of a performance idea for a theatre project, some dance choreography, a video capture to be used in a multimedia project you move into software on the … finish reading One stop video capture, edit and finished project on the iPad

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The Future of Note Taking

We are taught to take notes in class, but note taking has changed dramatically over the past decade. Nowadays we see a variety of classroom note taking cultures—-some faculty encourage students to bring laptops to class and use it as a … finish reading The Future of Note Taking

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iPads at the PARC

What is the relevancy of iPads in our (if we choose) technologically augmented lives? I believe more and more that mobile devices may be the go-to device of choice very shortly.

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Code the Youtube URL for class use

Before I knew this trick, I always felt I had to be the Youtube police for my class. Ideally I would play only the videos I intended to play, and turn down all the other requests from students (well, at least … finish reading Code the Youtube URL for class use

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iPad lending using Apple Configurator: presentation

I recently gave a presentation on Reed’s use of Apple Configurator to manage iPads that we check out through the Reed library system. Since iPads are designed to be personal devices, the biggest challenge when making iPads available in this … finish reading iPad lending using Apple Configurator: presentation

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Clickers in chemistry: a classic case of data munging

Clickers are a common piece of educational technology across college campuses, used for in-class quizzes or to allow many voices to “speak” in a class discussion. At Reed, clickers are most commonly used in the first two years of Chemistry courses, … finish reading Clickers in chemistry: a classic case of data munging

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