University of Central Oklahoma
Discovering New Technologies for Academia
Cool website

Cool website

This is not an app, but I came across this website today and thought I would share. Some of you may have already seen this tool on the web, but I had not, and despite the fact that I typically will not purchase access to websites, I think this is valuable enough that I might [...]

New features

New features

I just love it when something unexpected (that I like!!) occurs. I have been using Noteability to write on pdfs and for journal writing. I was pleasantly surprised this evening when I opened the app to find that they had changed some of the features for the better. I had written last time that I [...]

Better stylus

I have been doing a lot of handwriting on my ipad and it occured to me that the writing tip of my stylus is similar to writing with the end of an eraser…the large surface is too big to have the same sensitivity as the tip of a pen and I find myself rewriting some [...]

Top Ten Reasons to have an IPad

In the spirit of the new year, I have decided it would be appropriate to list the top 10 reasons I love my IPad! 10. It makes me look cool to the students! 9. I am really a geek (and always have been). 8. It is a great way to take roll (I can’t misplace [...]

Papers

Papers

I download an app called Papers on my Ipad to help me organize the articles that I am reading for my classes.  So far my only regret is that I did not use the app shopper to notify me when the price changed.  It was 14.99, but I think (I hope anyway) that it will [...]

Windows Live Writer

This program allows me to blog using my desktop instead of the IPad.

Kindle books

I have been reading a textbook for my doctoral studies on the Kindle app for the iPad and I have a question. Instead of giving page numbers, I am given a “location.”. In other words, I am currently 38% of the way through the book and in location “1428 of 3696.”. Does anyone have any [...]

Splashtop

I have been looking for an app to connect to the classroom computers to keep me away from the podium and I think I have found the solution. I downloaded the Splashtop Touchpad that Darren emailed today and was able to connect very easily to my desktop computer and use the iPad as a mouse. [...]

Grading

Grading

This is how instructors with iPads grade assignments!