Friday, June 14, 2013

Going to School by Way of a Robot

I read a very cool article in the New York Times last weekend about the VGo Robot and how it had enabled homebound students to "be" in a classroom with their peers.

I'd read about telepresence robot being used in hospitals and factories, but this was the first I'd heard of them being used in education. It is such a creative solution.

If you are interested in more in depth student experiences about attending school virtually, there are several on the VGo website.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Update to Google Drive for the iPad: Now with Comments

There is an update to the Google Drive for the iPad this week. This new version allows people to create, view, and reply to comments in Google Docs.

Demonstration of Google Comments

One of the things I like about the way that Google Docs handles commenting is it can be more of a conversation between writer and reviewer.  If you would like to read more about comment threads in Google Drive, take a look at this support article.

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Copiers Arriving Today!

The new copiers have arrived on Campus. Stephen and the MCR team will be installing them in department offices and Parker this week.

Department office will be be receiving the Xerox 5335 and Parker will receive the Xerox 5855. The last two numbers indicate the pages per minute.

While the new copiers print and copy in black and white (or more accurately, grayscale), they can scan in full color! Perviously color scanning was only available in the Copy Center.