Adventures in grading: Digital assignments, digital grading

The Situation Last year, on the day of the final of the last section of my course, I received my University-issued iPad.  I teach chemical information to graduate students and give a “practical” exam; the students are asked to search the literature and retrieve relevant information to answer a series of questions that I ask.  […]

Noteshelf – Handwriting on the iPad

I really like the iPad.  But I don’t like typing on it. Sure, for some things, you just need a laptop and keyboard.  There’s simply no substitute.  But on the whole, I much prefer to take notes on a pad of paper.  Plus certain types of note-taking (sketches, math equations, diagrams, charts & graphs–not to mention […]