A quick hello and an app to help you cope with PDFs

Posted on: April 28, 2016 | By: Jessica Gore | Filed under: Productivity, Tech Tips, Teaching and Learning
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My name is Jess and I’m thrilled to be one of the new bloggers here at the Elon Technology Blog. As a senior Biology major with a minor in Communications, it likely comes as no surprise that I adore any opportunity to chat about science. I believe that science in the media is a societal …

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Graphic design: Say goodbye to Paint, say hello to Canva

Posted on: March 1, 2015 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Writing with Thumbs

Have you ever wondered where that inspiring quote on Instagram,  that catchy Facebook event banner, or the pretty Pinterest post came from? There’s a chance these designs might have been created using Canva, a graphic design app for iPads. Experimenting with Canva was my first journey into the wide, wide world of graphic design. I wasn’t …

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Notability: Note taking for creative folk

Posted on: January 12, 2015 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Writing with Thumbs

If you’re looking to spice up your daily note-taking habits, Notability is the iPad app for you. Notability, which has all the features of a standard word processor and then some,  is available for iPads, iPhones, and Macs. It’s the extra features – the ability to insert handwritten notes, sketches, doodles, voice recordings, and more – …

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4 ways to use technology to de-stress

Posted on: December 3, 2014 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Productivity, Tech Tips

As students, faculty and staff head into finals week, it is easy to be caught up in the stress of completing the semester. Since stress reduces work efficiency and productivity, it is important to remain calm and cool while finishing your work. Despite its reputation as a distraction during finals time, technology can actually help …

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Adobe Voice: Presentations with personality

Posted on: October 26, 2014 | By: Aurora Albi-Mercier | Filed under: Productivity, Tech Tips, Writing with Thumbs

I’ve been abroad for a little over a month and a half now, and it’s been quite the adventure. As a good student/daughter/friend, I’ve been trying to document my time through pictures and videos that I can share or send to friends and family. To be honest, sharing photos through Facebook and Instagram is all …

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Tell your story with Haiku Deck

Posted on: October 14, 2014 | By: Stephanie Bedard | Filed under: Instructional Technologies, Writing with Thumbs

Haiku Deck is an app for iPads that creates quick slide decks (fancy word for presentations) that are simple, beautiful and fun. It’s available for free on the iTunes store or can be used on any web browser. Each slide has a simple background visual and short text, and it’s also possible to import your …

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2 premium apps available for free to Elon faculty and students

Posted on: October 7, 2014 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Technology@Elon, Productivity
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Last time we spoke to library staff members Lynne Bisko and Vicky Siler, they recommended Zotero as a way to organize and collaborate with your research. Now, they suggesting to other tools to benefit Elon students: BrowZine for find the newest and most relevant research articles and Mango for modernizing the way to learn languages. BrowZine BrowZine is …

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Nerdy fitness tools

Posted on: October 10, 2013 | By: Michael Vaughn | Filed under: Tech Tips

How much do you move each day? What’s your average heart rate? How far did you jog this morning? These simple metrics can tell you a lot about your health and fitness levels, and they’re easier than ever to track with nothing more than your smartphone. Disclaimer: Consult with your doctor before making any significant changes …

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5 back-to-school apps for time management

Posted on: September 9, 2013 | By: Casey Brown | Filed under: Tech Tips

The new semester is in full swing at Elon and that means a chance to start fresh and to develop better habits. While websites like Facebook and YouTube notoriously distract many students from the work they need to complete, there are also plenty of applications that can help better manage your time and make you …

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Helpful note-taking mobile applications

Posted on: February 19, 2013 | By: Sam Parker | Filed under: Productivity, Mobile
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During its monthly tablet user group meeting on Wednesday, February 6, Teaching and Learning Technologies spoke with faculty and staff about innovative and useful ways to incorporate tablet technology into their courses. This month, the group discussed helpful note-taking mobile applications. Though there are several applications available for both iPad and Android users, the group highlighted …

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