Now that the semester is coming to a close at Morris, I thought we'd take a quick look at how technology can support the classroom. Smartphones and iPads are very popular now (and I've written about mobile devices before as "web 3.0" - but it's really more than that) so it's appropriate to reference Jeffrey Young's article about 6 Top Smartphone Apps to Improve Teaching, Research, and Your Life.
He identifies these apps by category, including:
Reading scholarly articles
Using textbook tools
It's interesting to me, especially because I've used some of these methods - although without the phone app to support it. For example, under "recording notes", Young mentions Jot-Not Pro to use an iPhone's camera as a document scanner. The app can turn the photo into a PDF for later review. I use my phone about once every week to take a snapshot of the whiteboard in my office. It's both a "backup", and a way to capture my notes. If I want to reference something from my whiteboard, but I'm not in the office (for example, at the TC campus) I can view the photo on my phone to see what I wrote.
It's just another way that my mobile phone is helping me around the office. In what ways are you leveraging your technology to make your life easier?