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Developing Digital Assignments

Step 1: Pedagogical goals and technical tools Sometimes a pedagogical problem presents itself without an immediately obvious technological solution. One of us had the idea of creating an interactive repository of information and images related to an architectural...

Teaching with Technology

Occidental faculty gathered on March 5 in the Dumke Commons to listen to a panel of six professors speak about their experiences with teaching with technology. The use of technology in the classroom has become more and more frequent on our campus, and its application...

Presenting PowerPoints with SlideShark

My interest in using the iPad for teaching was, and still remains, multi-fold. My goals included more complicated and ambitious ideas, like using the iPad and mapping apps for fieldwork with research students, and also simpler things like grading and returning graded...

iPad-onomics

After integrating the I pad into my regular workflow via Dropbox, GoodReader, Docs to go and Evernote, I was eager to find ways to expand the iPad’s classroom use. Some applications were obvious and easy: iAnnotate PDF for grading papers, Dropbox for distributing and...

Streamlining Grading with Gradebook Pro

Ever since I started using iAnnotate PDF to grade papers and read articles, I wanted to further integrate my iPad into my pedagogy. One of the easiest ways was to get rid of the attendance sheet planned and printed out from Excel. After talking with Daniel...