Nearpod

How do you connect with your class? Nearpod is an app that allows you to present information directly to your students’ smartphones, tablets, and computers. Sign up for free at the Nearpod website or download the app from the iTunes App Store, Google Play, or the Microsoft App Store. The site will then guide you through your […]

Canvas apps? Yes!

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You may have heard that Penn is making the switch from Blackboard to Canvas this year. And great news, Canvas is mobile-friendly. Keep up with your courses, readings, and assignments with the free Canvas app for iOS and Android. To log into any of these apps, use the following URL (for general Penn courses): upenn.instructure.com […]

Catching up with iPads @ WIC

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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 […]

Isabel: Point of care diagnosis checklist

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Isabel is a diagnostic decision support checklist system. Two key features include a dynamic differential diagnostic checklist, and access to a number of textbooks, journals, web resources, and treatment guidelines and protocols.  Its development was inspired by the initial misdiagnosis of Jason and Charlotte Maude’s 3 year old daughter, Isabel.  Isabel Health was created to […]

A surgeon & his iPad apps

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I attended a fascinating presentation in late March sponsored by the Perelman School of Medicine’s Faculty Affairs & Professional Development Office.  Dr. Kenric Murayama, Chief of Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, demo’ed how he uses his iPad to enhance productivity and makes his professional life easier to manage. It’s great to hear what apps […]

Study break – Granny Smith

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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. […]

Study break – Little Things Forever

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This time of the year, everyone is working extra hard, often for long stretches at a time. But it’s not productive to sit and study for long periods of time without taking breaks. My latest way to take a short break is the game “Little Things Forever,” by developer Klicktock. I play it on the […]

Moves: A smart pedometer app

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Moves, free for iOS (iPhone only) Now that spring has sprung, it’s time to get active outdoors! You might be too busy with end-of-semester work to get in a long workout, but maybe Moves can help assuage your guilt. Moves is a free iPhone app that functions as a smart pedometer – it knows your every […]

CamScanner for Apple and Android

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The folks at WIC have posted a great review of CamScanner, a smartphone scanner app you can download for free with a .edu email address! http://pennwic.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/camscanner-for-apple-and-android/

Two simple apps: Dragon Medical Search and Eponyms

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Dragon Medical 360 Mobile Search Available for iOS. Free. If you’re a health sciences student or professional on-the-go, you might be wishing for an easy, responsive voice search for your phone. Enter [the] Dragon – Nuance Communications’ granddaddy of dictation software and the industry standard for physicians’ medical dictation. Dragon has made a free iOS app […]

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