This is post the HeLF event in November where Neil Ringan explored uses of the iPad. It also builds on the ideas of Aaron and David – thanks 🙂
I’ve been exploring the idea of moving documents, annotation / update and distribution. The scenario is, I work via the cloud – all on Google, Dropbox, web based as well as editing microsoft docs.
In a work context, this might be an administrative task of annotation and feedback of student submitted work. So the scenario is, downloading a word doc, editing it, and uploading.
The solution – Office2 HD (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id364361728?mt=8). This lets you access word docs (google docs / word docs), annotate them and save them to either local drive or – google docs / dropbox. This could be really useful as a means of annotating student submitted work. I’ll explore this a little further.
This could be further enhanced with the iAnnotate PDF (http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iannotate-pdf/id363998953?mt=8)
What did I try
I needed to comment on a number of ILTS proposals for work. These had been printed and handed to me. I read, commented on the Office2HD at home, offline. Then “moved” the doc to my GoogleDocs account (into the correct folder). Next day, I got to work, re-read, added a little more, and shared the google docs with appropriate managers. Worked perfectly.
Next things to explore
- Annotating a PDF
- Working with Blackboard Assignment Manager