Gadget Day – Wed. Dec. 11, 2013

Join us in the Weigle Information Commons Seminar Room for a fun day of exploration! Please live-tweet with #gadgetday
Please register for individual sessions below. We will live-stream and record many of the presentations. (Our thanks to SAS Computing for helping make the live-stream possible.)

Grading on the iPad
9:30am – 10:00am
Join Catherine Odson, Courseware Support Librarian, and Judith Currano, Chemistry Librarian, for a demonstration on how to grade efficiently using a variety of iPad apps including Canvas. Designed for faculty and instructors.

Staying secure: Two-step authentication
10:00am – 10:30am
Join Melissa Muth from ISC for a discussion and demo of two-step authentication. You can enable this for your penn data through ISC. You can also enable two-step access to your Google data. Bring your cell phone and your questions!
Scanning Handwritten Surveys
10:30am – 11:00am
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.

3D Video Camera
11:00am – 11:30am
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.

11:30am – 12:00pm
Duolingo is a free web and app based language learning program that uses gamification to combine social media with language learning. We’ll be talking about pros and cons of gamifying language learning. Presented by Tayarisha Poe, Vitale Digital Media Lab Consultant.

Mobile Technology Trends
12:00pm – 12:30pm
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.

Mobile Technologies – Play and Share
12:30pm – 1:30pm
Whether you are due for an upgrade, looking for your first smartphone, or in the market for a tablet, this is your chance to see what devices are available to choose from. Facilitated by Ted Moskalenko from ISC, come with your questions, recommendation requests, or your own device if you need help! We will provide a variety of tablets, smartphones, and more. Ted plans to bring along:

  • iPad Air
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5


  • Surface Pro (old model)

  • Galaxy Note 2
  • Galaxy Note 3
  • Galaxy Note 8
  • Galaxy Note 10.1 (2012)
  • Galaxy Gear
  • Galaxy S4
  • Nexus 10

  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 4
  • G2


  • Kindle HDX
  • Kindle Fire 9 HD

  • Moto X
  • Droid MAXX

ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
BlackBerry Q10
Nokia Lumia 920

Multi-person Touchscreen PC
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Neil Roper from Computer Connection will show a new product from Lenovo that allows many people to touch and interact with a large-display tablet.
Google Glass
2:00pm – 2:30pm
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.

Live Manuscript Videos
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Join Mitch Fraas, Interim Director of the Penn Digital Humanities Forum, for a guided tour of the Vitale Special Collections Digital Media Lab (Vitale 2) in the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center. The lab includes a powerful ceiling-mounted video-camera to enable projection and digital zoom to compare digital and physical aspects of objects.

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