eTech@noon: Inkling Interactive Textbooks

The Teaching with Technology Committee invites you to the eTech@Noon lecture Inkling Interactive Textbooks. 

This presentation is Thursday, January 26 at 12pm in the UAMS College of Public Health Auditorium (8th floor, Room 8/240). This event is free and open to the public.

Our speaker is Tracey Chan of InklingInkling is an iPad based platform for interactive textbooks. It turns paper-based textbooks into engaging, interactive learning experiences while staying compatible with the print book for classroom use.

It includes:  

  • Shared Notes that make it easy to collaborate with friends in realtime
  • Integrated interactive media in every textbook title, such as videos, 3-D objects, and guided tours
  • A simple and powerful user interface that makes it easy to study
  • Interactive quizzes that help you immediately gauge your level of understanding
  • An intuitive search engine that predicts your search as you type
  •  Digital media you’d otherwise get online with a “code,” integrated directly 

This presentation will be broadcast via IVN to the UAMS Northwest Admin Conference Room and ACH Genetics Conference Room. Contact Jon Goodell at 501-526-5641 or jgoodell@uams.edu for more information. 

To learn more about the Teaching with Technology Committee, visit http://www.uams.edu/tnt/.  

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eTech@Noon: Presenting with Apple Products

The Teaching with Technology Committee invites you to this month’s eTech@Noon lecture–Lions, iPhones and iPads! Oh My!: Presenting with Apple Products. 

The lecture is Thursday, January 12 at 12pm in the UAMS College of Public Health Auditorium (8th floor, Room 8/240). This event is free and open to the public.

Our guest presenter is Todd McKee, M.Ed. Todd is Instructional Developer for the Arkansas Geriatric Education Center and Education Specialist for the Little Rock Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center.

His presentation will explore:

  1. What to expect from others: myths and misconceptions
  2. What you will need to present with your Mac, including cables, adapters and software
  3. Options available for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and Apple TV)

This presentation will be broadcast via IVN to the UAMS Northwest Administrative Conference Room and the Arkansas Children’s Hospital Genetics Conference Room.

Contact Jon Goodell at 501-526-5641 or jgoodell@uams.edu with questions about the eTech@Noon lecture series.

To learn more about the Teaching with Technology Committee, visit www.uams.edu/tnt.

What’s New with iPhone 4S and iOS 5

Apple recently debuted its new iPhone and mobile operating system–the iPhone 4S and iOS 5.

iOS 5 boasts over 200 new features including:

  • Notification Center
  • iMessage
  • Twitter integration
  • Reminders
  • Improved camera functionality
  • Improved Safari browsing
  • AirPlay

iOS 5 also introduces iCloud, which allows you to activate, sync and backup your mobile devices wirelessly, without the need for a computer.

Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant, is the most anticipated feature of the new iPhone. With just your voice, you can schedule reminders, meetings and find information on the web. This feature is only available on the iPhone 4S.

The new operating system is installed on the iPhone 4S and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, the 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch, iPad and iPad 2. Just open iTunes on your PC or Mac to download the new iOS and update your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. 

Tested.com has a review of the best iPhone 4S and iOS 5 features.

iPhone users: What do you think of  iOS 5 and the new iPhone 4S? Leave a comment below!

Ten Must-Have Free iPad Apps

There’s always a new list of the “best” apps for this mobile device or another. A recent Techie Buzz article puts a spin on the traditional best apps list by including only free apps for iPad2.

Edrea de Souza’s 10 Must-Have Free iPad Apps

1. Kindle Cloud Reader
2. Terra
3. Instagram
4. Flipboard
5. Evernote
6. Dropbox
7. Skype
8. NPR
9. Twitterific
10. Accuweather

Having used several of these apps myself, I’d say this list is pretty spot on. Have you downloaded any of these apps? Which do you find the most useful or entertaining? Leave a comment below!

Read the full article here.