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Gadget Day - Wednesday August 22, 2012

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Session Descriptions
cloudon CloudOn for iPad - Use MS Office Easily: CloudOn is an app that allows your iPad or Android tablet to use most of the functionality of Microsoft Office. Imagine being able to track changes while editing Word documents, use pivot tables and insert formulas in Excel, and present PowerPoint slides complete with transitions. Use Google Docs, Box, or Dropbox to sync files. Presented by Jay Treat from SAS Computing. (Presentation Handout)
raspberry pi Raspberry Pi - Tiny, Cheap and Powerful Computing: Raspberry Pi is a $35 computer with a full operating system that can use standard USB keyboards and provide HDMI output. It is a great tool for getting involved in real computing and would make a great device for driving displays of various sorts. Presented by Paul Keener from Physics and Astronomy. (Presentation Handout)
googleatsas Google@SAS - Teaching on the Cloud: Google@SAS is now available to all SAS students. Google@SAS includes more than just email - it will be easier than ever for students to collaborate through Google docs, calendars, sites and more. Come learn about the current state of Google@SAS and the potential uses for teaching and learning. Presented by John MacDermott, Chris Mustazza and Jay Treat from SAS Computing. (Google@SAS Presentation Slides and Google@SAS Apps for Education Presentation Slides)
chrome Google Chrome Laptop - Lightweight Cloud Access: The new Google Chrome Laptops are a lightweight option to take advantage of cloud computing. We will have some samples to explore and we will discuss pros and cons of the new devices. Presented by John MacDermott and Jay Treat from SAS Computing. (Presentation Slides)
mobile phone Mobile Technology Overview: Explore a variety of current mobile platforms and get updates on Android, Windows Phone 7, iOS, BlackBerry OS, and more, as well as some discussion of network technologies and tools like AirPlay. Presented by Jordan McClead from ISC Client Services. (Presentation Slides)
android logo Android Advanced Usage: Discover new applications and functionality for Android devices, such as application management, disk access, hotspotting and device setting automation, and learn about suggested applications. Presented by Jordan McClead from ISC Client Services. (Presentation Slides)
iPad iPad / iPhone Accessories: Explore popular accessories for the iPhone and iPad, including styluses, the camera connection kit, keyboards, cases, and more. Be sure to bring your own favorite accessory to share with the group. Presented by David Toccafondi from Penn Libraries. (Presentation Handout)
iPad iPad Built-in Apps: You probably already know how to use your iPad to surf the web and keep up with commitments. But what about how to create a Safari reading list, or sync multiple Google calendars? Learn how to get the most out of some of the apps that come preloaded on every iPad. Presented by Caitlin Shanley from Penn Libraries.
video camera Video Cameras - Guided Tour: The world of handheld video cameras changes every day. Learn more about new storage options, models and ideas for uses in education. Presented by Lindsey Martin from Penn Libraries.
pixelture Pixelture - Project and Share Your Laptop Screen: Pixelture allows anyone to share their laptop screen via the WIC Seminar Room projector over wireless Internet, and provides a powerful teaching tool, especially for sharing student work. View details. Presented by Anu Vedantham from Penn Libraries.