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Gadget Day - Wed. Dec. 11, 2013

Please use our new website for current information.
Thanks to our in-person and online attendees, and to SAS Computing for making the live-stream possible. Please find the video recordings of six of the sessions below.

Grading on the iPad

Catherine Odson, Courseware Support Librarian, and Judith Currano, Chemistry Librarian,
offer a demonstration on how to grade efficiently using a variety of iPad apps including
Canvas. Designed for faculty and instructors.

Google Glass

Google Glass is an amazing device. You can speak a command to take a picture of what
you are looking at. You can record and share what you see. You can translate your voice
as you talk. Join us for a rare look at this new wearable technology. Evan Bayless, Penn
undergraduate, will share his experiences with Google Glass.

Scanning Handwritten Surveys

The Weigle Information Commons plans to offer access soon to Remark Office scanning
software. This software allows you to scan in large numbers of hand-written surveys
and forms. Multiple-choice questions can be automatically coded into spreadsheet form,
and hand-written comments are scanned into a file-tree for easy access. Penn HR has
used the software for several years now, and it offers potential for research data
analysis. Facilitated by Anu Vedantham, WIC Director with a vendor webinar connection.

Mobile Technology Trends

Catch the latest and greatest Mobile Technologies, including the latest device releases
from major manufacturers, updates to Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS and
trends in the mobile sector. Ted Moskalenko from ISC Client Services will provide analysis
and recommendations for both first-time and veteran users.


Duolingo is a free web and app based language learning program that uses gamification
to combine social media with language learning. Webll be talking about pros and cons of
gamifying language learning. Presented by Tayarisha Poe, Vitale Digital Media Lab

3D Video Camera

A hands-on introduction to the Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 Digital Camera. Take 3D video
and photos and view them in 3D right in the camera itself without any special glasses, or
output for viewing on a 3D tv or on a regular monitor with red/blue glasses. Presented
by David Toccafondi, Vitale Digital Media Lab Coordinator.