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UCP Marjon Ipad Club...PE Geeks in HE

posted Nov 14, 2012, 12:41 PM by Ben Jane   [ updated Nov 15, 2012, 3:47 AM ]
Today saw the inaugural geeks coffee morning at UCP Marjon where a few lone pioneers met to swap apps, drink Jamie's tea and eat malted milk biscuits...I imagine it was reminiscent of silicone valley some years ago. As this might well be the first of a number of meetings I thought it would be worthwhile to record some of the top tips that were shared on the day so others may benefit from our experience (and we might avoid covering the same ground again next time). So here is my version of our meeting.
Attendees: Ben Jane, Stuart Taylor (@UCPMarjonPACE), Kelvin Kirk, Gareth Long (@soccer-IQ), Ian Stonebridge (@ianstonebridge), Helen Heywood (@skillsacademic), Jamie Oxley
Video Analysis Apps
Ubersense - slomo, draw, compare, share
CoachMyVideo -  slomo, draw, compare, share
Coach's Eye -  slomo, draw, compare, share
Video in Video - Show a small frame movie within a different movie's big screen
BaM Video Delay - set the time delay for a continual video feed. Great for static camera discrete skill feedback.  
Productivity Apps
Dropbox - essential for transferring files; do away with USB keys
Evernote - use across devices, links to many other apps
Pocket/Instapaper - great for those long articles that you dont have time for or cant read on your phone. Works across devices too.
CloudOn - introduced by @skillsacademic. Why have I not seen this before??? Create and edit microsoft word, excel documents
AppShopper - watch apps to see if they change in price
Appsgonefree - get daily updates of apps that are free for a short period of time - Jarrod Robinson's site is a fantastic way of keeping up to date with apps and how to use them in the classroom
Teaching Apps
Socrative - polling software for the classroom. iOS and android compatibility
Aurasma - hover your camera over a real object and it can use it like a QR code
StudyBlue - set up and share flashcards with students
Storyboards - create animated storyboards using your photos and a range of characters from the app
HE Research Apps
EBSCOhost - log-in whilst logged onto the library and you can have continued access to journals from your ipad
Mendeley - not as good as the desktop pc version but a very useful addition that enables you to read your files on the ipad
neu.Annotate+ - review and annotate pdfs. import & export to other apps
Next meeting... 19th December, 2012...further updates will be provided.