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 […]

Isabel: Point of care diagnosis checklist

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 […]

My Five: Apps for summer from Catherine Odson

Catherine Odson

Oh, summer. I’m rarely without my phone, and this is even more true during the summer months, when I’m more likely to spend my free time out and about in the city than anywhere near my laptop. Here are five apps I rely on: 1. Swackett: The iPhone’s weather app leaves much to be desired. […]

Using Penn+Box on your iOS or Android Device

By now, hopefully you’ve discovered Penn’s new Penn+Box service, which works a lot like Dropbox, except that you get 20GB of free storage. (If not, here’s Kate’s review: There’s a Box app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and it turns out you can use your PennKey to log into it, but it’s not […]

The 19 best new features of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 (and how to use them)

I finally got an iPhone 5 (I waited in line at the Apple store from 7:30am), and I love it.  I’m upgrading from an iPhone 4, so I’m seeing some real improvements over my old phone.  You’ve probably heard about some of them already, but I wanted to share my favorites and mention some of […]

Flashcard apps: Evernote Peek vs. Mental Case

It’s back to school season! Flashcards, whether physical or digital, are an effective study tool. There are many flashcard apps and software programs out there, but today I’ll be reviewing two of the most popular options. Evernote Peek Our first option is a free app from the creators of Evernote. It’s called Peek, and the […]

Gadget Day at the WIC

The Weigle Information Commons has posted the schedule for Gadget Day: 10 am – CloudOn for iPad – Use MS Office Easily 10:30 am – Raspberry Pi – Tiny, Cheap and Powerful Computing 11 am – Google@SAS – Teaching on the Cloud 11:30 noon – Google Chrome Laptop – Lightweight Cloud Access Noon – Mobile […]

Fulcrum: Data collection for iOS

Adding a record

Say your research studies spatial relationships – maybe it’s the neighborhood effects of vacant buildings, or the spread of an invasive species – and you need to collect data in the field. Traditionally, a project like that could require GPS units, cameras, notebooks, clipboards, and paper-based forms.  It’s a lot to lug around, not to […]

Visible Body: 3 apps for 3D anatomy

Heart & Circulatory model view - drawing

Want to explore anatomy in 3D? Visible Body has developed a series of three educational apps that allow you to do just that! Their detailed 3D imagery makes visualizing the human body a rich multimedia experience, and their in-depth content makes these apps valuable reference tools for learning and teaching anatomy. If you’re enrolling in […]

Accessing EBSCO on the go

EBSCO offers two ways to search their databases and download articles from your smartphone or tablet. The simplest way is to use the mobile-friendly website: Click “test mobile smartphone,” and you’re on your way. It’s a simple search, and as long as you’re logged in as a Penn user, you can download articles. But […]