Penn+Box in the classroom

Have you tried Penn+Box? Catherine Odson did. Click over to the WIC blog to find out how she used Penn+Boxthis (free for the Penn Community) cloud app to support her coursework:

Tonight: Smartphones in spaaaaace!

The Minotaur 1 rocket is set for launch tonight, November 19, sometime between 7:30 and 9:30 pm. The excellent weather conditions mean one awesome thing – just about anyone on the East Coast will be able to see the launch with the naked eye. The Wallops Flight Facility is just south and east of us on […]

Open Access Week @ the Penn Libraries: Civic Hacking: Creating an Open Government through Technology

Join us on Wednesday, October 23rd at the Kislak Center for a lively panel discussion on civic hacking in conjunction with International Open Access Week. Joshua Tauberer (Founder of and will present, followed by a stellar group of respondents. According to the Penn Gazette, “Tauberer has been at the forefront of a decade-long […]

Student input needed!

The good folks at the Weigle Information Commons are collecting student perspectives on how technology is used at Penn for teaching and learning. Your ideas will help shape conversations at our annual Engaging Students Through Technology symposium on Friday, November 1. Please share your thoughts! The survey takes five minutes (or less!) to fill out, and responses […]

Penn Libraries to open doors and data to PennApps hackathon

On Friday, September 6, the University of Pennsylvania will host PennApps, the largest student-run hackathon in the world. As part of the event, the Penn Libraries will provide work space for 200 hackathon participants in the newly renovated Special Collections Center. A $500 prize will also be awarded to the team that develops the best […]

Catching up with iPads @ WIC

Did you know that the Weigle Information Commons has 34 iPads available for faculty to reserve for class projects? WIC staff have been busy collaborating with folks for the past two years on all kinds of cool projects. Here’s the update: What’s new? Caitlin Shanley has compiled a great update on the first year’s report […]

Welcome, new students! Penn Libraries essentials

After the NSO dust settles (Library Social!), at some point you’ll be back at our doorstep to get down to business. When that day comes, take a peek at these key on-the-go resources and useful tools: First things first: Security. Unattended theft is one of the most common crimes on campus. For peace of mind, install […]

Five great “How I Work” profiles at Lifehacker

It’s no secret that we read a lot of Lifehacker here at Apps on Tap, but this is one of our favorite sections: How I Work. Much like our My Five column, the folks at lh interview some of the most interesting people in the world about their work habits, favorite apps (or total rejection […]

Study break – Granny Smith

Earlier this week, David reviewed the beautiful, zen puzzle game Little Things Forever. I too adore that game, but sometimes I want a little more action in my study break. Enter Granny Smith. This lady can really go. She’s got a cane, a pair of rollerskates, and a meddlesome kid to chase through every level. […]

Gadget Day is Friday, April 26

Take a study break this Friday and head over to WIC for Gadget Day. Each session is a perfect, 30-minute long, snack-sized bite of fun. From the WIC blog: “Caitlin Shanley will start the day with SlideShark, an app that controls your PowerPoint from your iPhone. Charles Washington from Penn GSE will show the Swivl, a clever way to […]