Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×

Comment: Re:I've been doing this for years. (Score 1) 176

by awaspaas (#29529069) Attached to: Best Tablet PC For Classroom Instruction?
You need to make a template that's 8.5x11". Do page setup and choose that page size, then Format > Templates and save that as a new template. Whenever you make a new section (tab) go to Format > Templates and at the bottom select that template to be the default for that section. Then every new page in that section will be a nice 8.5x11" sheet.

Comment: I've been doing this for years. (Score 3, Informative) 176

by awaspaas (#29525413) Attached to: Best Tablet PC For Classroom Instruction?
I teach chemistry at a small college and have been using the combination of prepared notes in OneNote and the tablet to write on them in class. I use Camtasia to record the lectures and post PDFs of the completed files as well as audio podcasts and screencast videos onto the web for the students. I have a simple Toshiba Portege tablet which serves its purpose very well, although it is taxed by compressing the video. Toshiba still sells a convertible Portege laptop/tablet like what I use for $1200 - I'm sure you could find a used one on ebay for much less.

I would recommend a tablet highly over a dedicated in-classroom solution because it has the flexibility of moving from classroom-to-classroom, as well as recording some dedicated online-only lectures at home (like I was just doing tonight).

Check out http://webs.anokaramsey.edu/aspaas/2061/ for the stuff I've been doing. This is for a hybrid (half-online) organic chemistry course that only meets one day a week for lecture and lab. A course like this probably wouldn't be possible without the tablet handwriting and screencasting tech.

The trouble with being punctual is that people think you have nothing more important to do.

Working...