Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Comparison of Digital Ink Products

This was requested on the WIPTE discussion list -- a comparison of digital ink software such as Journal, One Note, DyKnow, Classroom Presenter and more. I have started a chart online to make those comparisons. Email me your comments, corrections and additions to myers@uakron.edu.

Go here for the link.

-- Steve

1 comment:

  1. Steven,

    Creating a matrix of software titles is a great idea and long overdue!

    I just returned from hosting the 2007 HP Technology for Teaching Worldwide Higher Education Conference, where over 120 faculty from 24 countries met to discuss how technology like Tablet PCs can enhance teaching and learning. There were discussions and workshops about various software products that support inking and enhance teaching/learning.

    Some of the titles we discussed included:

    NetSupport School (goes by another name in the U.S.), which supports monitoring and private chat (student/student; student/teacher). This software is being used by Dr. Enriquez at Canada College to enable what I call “real time office hours” in class (see http://www.smccd.net/accounts/enriquez/hp-technology-for-teaching.htm)

    InkSurvey, a free web-based tool created by Colorado School of Mines. This is probably the EASIEST way to try “graphical response” in your classroom, as it is simple and has no installation required (but the browser must be Firefox). Frank Kowalski is using the software to support Physics instruction (see http://www.cfkeep.org/html/snapshot.php?id=79647250361412).

    As for possible categories, I started creating a matrix using “What you can do” categories like:

    Gather Real-Time Student Responses with Drawings

    Send Real-Time Teacher Annotations to Students

    Send Real-Time Teacher Annotations to Students; Students add their own annotations

    Record Presentation Annotations and Audio for future downloading

    I hope this helps. For more discussion about using tablets to enhance teaching and learning, I invite you to visit my blog at http://www.hp.com/go/hied-blog

    Jim Vanides, M.Ed.

    Program Manager - Worldwide Higher Education Grants
    HP Corporate Philanthropy