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A Tool of Many Possibilities

iPads are useful for a number of different reasons: productivity, portability, and projection. Productivity Although I have yet to use the iPad in a classroom setting, I have been modeling a variety of applications and processes that have combined to illustrate that...

Reading Documents with GoodReader

Initially, I expected to use the iPad primarily for classroom presentations and student paper grading, but much to my surprise, I rely on it mostly for reading documents and articles. In fact, I now prefer e-reading to hard copy review. There are now a few dozen...

Seamless Grading and Documentation Using iAnnotate

The iPad application that has been of the most use to me to date has been using it to grade papers.  I have my students upload their papers to the class Moodle site, download them to Dropbox using DownloadThemAll! (for the Firefox Browser), move them into the...

Mobile File Access and Student Interaction

My needs as a language professor are a bit different from those of some of my colleagues in this semester’s interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Community for the iPad. Particularly in lower-level language courses, the students in my Spanish classes are not yet...

Annotation Frustration

I had anticipated that the iPad would have been most useful for reading and annotating, eliminating the need for carrying around stacks of papers and several different pens/hi-liters. Apps explored: iAnnotate, DropBox, DocsToGo However this specific application has...