Academic Technology Fair – April 7

Come see what is up and coming in our tech world. And, play with a few toys and emerging technologies.

Monday, April 7, 2008, 10AM – 2PM
Scheuer Room

TINKER! Staff from Academic Computing, Media Services, Client Services, the Library, and the Language Resource Center will be on hand to showcase some of our favorite tools, and demonstrate some interesting examples for teaching, learning and collaboration.

FOOD! Snacks throughout the day, and sandwiches will be provided for those who come over the lunch hour.

RAFFLE! While you’re browsing the fair, drop your name into the Raffle basket for a chance to win an iPod Shuffle. A drawing will be held at 1:45 PM. (You don’t need to be there to win as long as you’ve entered the raffle.)

Here’s a taste of what you will see:

+ Next year’s replacement computers and new software suites
– Model replacement desktops and, for the first time, laptops from Apple and Dell
– Office 2007 for Windows and Office 2008 for Macs
– Leopard, Apple’s new OS X operating system

+ Clickers and Gadgets
– iClickers – a “personal response system” (aka clickers) to gather and instantly display direct feedback from a class or audience
– MacBook Air – Apple’s sleek new ultraportable laptop
– iPod Touch – Apple’s media player is now wi-fi enabled for the web, email, and other online applications

+ Multimedia Presentation Tools
– Pachyderm, a web-based, cross-platform Flash animation builder to easily create web sites with video, images and text
– Pulp Motion, a stop motion animation and slideshow tool for the Mac
– iMovie, Apple’s quick and easy video editing tool for creative video and presentation projects

+ Podcast Producer
– Podcast Producer can automatically capture audio and video content such as lectures, performances and student presentations and seamlessly post files to a blog, iTunes U or other server.

+ Geocoding and Web Mapping
– Garmin handheld GPS unit – useful for collecting location
information in the field
– Photo Geologger – geo-tag digital photos for easy positioning on web maps
– Web map “mashups”, Google Earth and Sketchup – some great tools to explore spatial data

+ Video Conferencing
– Tandberg Edge videoconferencing system for high bandwidth audio and video collaboration
– iChat, one example of a light weight text and video chat application

+ Media and Classroom Presentation Technologies
– Elmo, a high res 3D document camera
– NEC Short Throw LCD projector, unit can project onto the same wall that it is mounted
– Marantz Audio Recorder, record multiple audio formats onto a memory card

+ Library Digital Initiatives
– ArtStor for using images in the classroom
– Online instructional videos for library patrons
– Campus-wide access to video reserves
– Bookmarklets for quick searching of Tripod