Saturday, October 16, 2010
Saturday, June 05, 2010
Submissions in each category should describe experiences using Tablet PCs or other pen-based technology in K-12, higher education, or other teaching and learning environments. Full paper submissions will be peer-reviewed, other submissions will be reviewed by the organizing committee. Accepted submissions will appear in a Monograph to be published by Purdue University Press and authors will present their work at WIPTE 2010. For detailed calls and additional information see www.wipte.org
Online conference registration will be available at www.wipte.org by June 1st, 2010. The early bird registration fee is $100. After September 30th, 2010 the registration fee is $150. The registration includes a reception, a dinner, a copy of the conference proceedings, and the opportunity to win a variety of raffle prizes. Last year’s prizes included Tablet PCs and smart phones.
WIPTE Organizing Committee Member
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and more recently Square, lays out three keys to success at The 99 Percent. Top of his list? "1) Draw: get your idea out of your head and share it". Great advice, and it ties into something we've said again and again and can't say enough: tablets are ideal tools for getting ideas out of your head.
Ideas are wonderful, but you can't do anything with them while they're trapped in your noggin. They need to be set free.
Pen input lets you easily write out your thoughts, either freeform or tied together in a mindmap using software like one of our favorites, Mindjet MindManager. And of course, I must mention OneNote and Evernote as store-alls for your expressed thoughts. More importantly, pen input doesn't limit you to words. Dorsey advocates drawing your ideas, not writing them. Throw in some words as needed, but don't be constrained by the rigidity of text.
Even if you are tied to text, such as on touch-only tablets like the iPad or on a phone, there are plenty of mindmapping apps to help you throw out your ideas with words and icons. We've seen iPhone apps for Mindjet and MindMaker. James Kendrick wrote up a solid review of iThoughts for the iPad. Mindmaps let you rearrange your thoughts, visualize the connections, and organize the mess.
I personally prefer to let my ideas stew in the back of my mind for a while to let my subconscious work on them, but when it's time for action, that's when my pen goes to work. Not saying pen input is the only or best way to follow Dorsey's advice, but it sure makes it easy.
Things you can do from here:
Sunday, January 10, 2010
An update to the tx series of consumer based tablets, the only one Best Buy sells. I hope for better than the TX series.
Where is the serious student Tablet PC?
As a professor I love any digital device inking on walls...