INTEGRATING IPADS AND TABLET COMPUTERS INTO LIBRARY SERVICES, PART II

Rebecca K. Miller Heather MoorefieldLang Carolyn Meier October 20 , 2011

OVERVIEW OF WEBINAR, PART II
October 20, 2011
       Discussion from Part I More practical applications and examples Finding funding for tablet programs Apps for librarians and educators Productivity apps Strategies and resources for staying up to date on apps and tablets Final Q&A

PART I DISCUSSION & QUESTIONS

If you have a new question, send it in via chat or Twitter, and we‟ll get to it later in the workshop!

Q&A 1: WHY TABLETS?

VS.

What do tablets do that netbooks, for example, don‟t or aren‟t able to do?

Q&A 2: WHEN TO BUY

“Things are changing so quickly…” Why should we commit now to a particular technology?

Q&A 3: ISSUES WITH LENDING
• Managing devices
• Privacy concerns • iTunes account • Policies & agreements • Apps

Quick Poll: If your library circulates tablets, how long is the loan period?

PROFILES

• Security • Restrictions • Certificates for wireless • administrative

PROFILES VS ACCOUNTS
 Profiles/Accounts do not act as dif ferent user accounts on laptops or desktops  Profiles are administrative for things such as restrictions and security  Accounts are connected with user; how the user interacts with apple  All apps are visible on iPad – no matter how many accounts are used on single iPad

ICLOUD AND FIND MY IPAD
My iCloud settings
V T iCloud setting on my iPad

ACCOUNTS
Are attached to user How you interact with Apple Purchase and update apps Sync data between devices

WHEN CIRCULATING…
If a user adds an app or other content through his/her own account, he/she still has access to it, just not on the returned device The returned device can be wiped, restored to factory settings, and then synced with the institutional/library iTunes account This can take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour, depending on how much content needs to be restored.

Q&A 4: FLASH ISSUES
Apple‟s Thoughts on Flash for iPads, iPods, and iPhones: http://www.apple.com/hotnews /thoughts-on-flash/ • Open • Full web • Reliability, security, performance • Battery life • Touch • 3rd party layer of software

Image from thegadgetclub.net

Alternatives? • Apps such as Skyfire, Frash (requires jailbreak), iSwifter, Cloud Browse, and Photon

Q&A 5: ROVING REFERENCE
• Logistics? • Apps? • What happens to the reference desk?

IDEAS FROM THE LITERATURE…
 Roving reference can take place inside the library or of fsite, within another building entirely  Roving reference can augment library services in a variety of library environments  Of fsite: Mobility and convenience for students and faculty  Within the library: Being proactive in reaching out to students  Ease and convenience for librarians  Users‟ ability to identify rovers  Communication with other staf f members

THE LITERATURE
 B r o w n , C . , S u l z , D . , a n d Po w, V. ( 2 01 1 , A u g us t ) . Ro v i n g r e f e r e n c e w i t h i P a d s : A s t u d y o f t h e u s e o f i P a d s a s te c h n o l o g ic a l s u p p o r t a n d s e r v i c e a s s e s s m e n t . P a p e r p r e s e n te d a t t h e a n n u a l c o n f e r e n c e o f t h e I n te r n a t i o n a l Fe d e r a t i o n o f L i b r a r y A s s o c i a t io n s , S a n J u a n , P u e r to R i c o . Ret r i eve d f r o m h t t p : / / c o n fe r e nc e . i fl a .o r g / p a s t / i fl a 77 / 1 97 - b row n - e n . p d f  C o u r to i s , M . a n d L i r i a n o , M . ( 2 0 0 0 ) . T i p s f o r r o v i n g r e f e r e nc e : H o w to b e s t s e r v e l i b r a r y u s e r s . C o l l e g e & R e s e a r c h L i b r a r i e s N e w s , 61 ( 4 ) : 2 8 9 - 9 0 , 31 5 .  Fo r s y t h , E . ( 2 0 0 9 ) . Fa n c y w a l k i e - t a l k i es , S t a r Tr e k c o m m un i ca to r s , o r r o v i n g r e f e r e n c e? Au s t r a l i a n L i b r a r y J o u r n a l , 5 8 ( 1 ) : 7 3 - 8 4 . Ret r i ev e d f r o m h t t p : / / w w w. a l ia . o r g . a u/ p ub l i s h i n g / al j / 5 8 / A L J _ Fe b 2 0 0 9 _ Vo l5 8 _ N 1 _ we b . p d f # p a g e = 7 4  H o l m e s , C . a n d Wo z n i c ki , L . ( 2 01 0 ) . L i b r a r i a n s a t yo ur d o o r s te p : Ro v i n g r e f e r e n c e a t To w s o n U n i v e r s i t y. C o l l e g e & R e s e a r c h L i b r a r i e s N e w s , 71 ( 1 1 ) : 5 8 2 - 5 8 5 . Ret r i eve d f r o m h t t p : / / c r l n .a c r l .o r g / c o n te n t / 71 / 1 1 / 5 8 2 .f ul l  L o t t s , M . a n d G r av e s , S . ( 2 01 1 ) . U s i n g t h e i P a d f o r r e f e r e nc e s e r v i c e s : L i b r a r i a n s g o m o b i le . C o l l e ge & R e s e a r c h L i b r a r i e s N e w s , 7 2 ( 4 ) : 217 - 2 2 0 . Ret r i ev e d f r o m h t t p : / / c r ln . a c r l .o r g / c on te n t / 7 2 / 4 / 217. f ull  S m i t h , M . A . a n d P i et r a s z ew s k i , B . A . ( 2 0 0 4 ) . E n a b l i n g t h e r o v i n g r e f e r e n c e l i b r a r i a n : w i r e l e s s a c c e s s w i t h t a b l et P C s . R e f e r e n c e S e r vi c e s R ev i ew, 3 2 ( 3 ) : 24 9 255

MORE PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
 Today, we‟re going to look at a variety of libraries and other institutions using tablets in unique and interesting ways:
       Newman Library at Virginia Tech: iPad tours Innovation Space at Virginia Tech: Lending tablets NCSU Libraries: Lending tablets University of Utah: Lending tablets Montlieu Academy of Technology: Classroom use of tablets Houston Public Library: In-house use of tablets North Shore Public Library: In-house use of tablets

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: ACADEMIC LIBRARY
iPad Library Tour at Virginia Tech‟s Newman Library

TOURS
 Five iPads that can be checked out at the library circulation desk for library tours  Screencasts on each section of the library  Numbered QR Barcodes linked to screencasts  Barcodes are scannable  iPad scans code and tells student about that part of the library  Beautiful in its simplicity

SET UP
Initial tours done by other universities relied on students personal devices to scan the QR barcodes. When iPad 1 came out wanted to wait for 2 because knew that a camera would be on it. iPads aren‟t much good without the apps. This tour took advantage of QR barcode app that offered a tour option for students who might not be able to make the normal tour times.

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT
 Innovation Space, Virginia Tech

WHAT IS INNOVATION SPACE
It is a multimedia computer lab open to the students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech, as well as the local general public, with the mission of providing assistance through free and open access to software, hardware, and specially-trained staff.

Images from http://www.is.vt.edu

HOW THEY ARE CIRCULATING IPADS 144 iPads to check out for class sets Keep those for a semester 25 iPad 1s to check out for a week, can be longer

HOW ARE THE PADS BEING USED
 Critical reading over the traditional textbook  iThoughts HD for Concept Mapping  They are very physical, very tactile  Not a whiteboard  Not a mouse  They are in the student‟s hands  PDF Annotators  Think about how students read and annotate  Dropbox and Evernote are very big  Tagging and how students tag is very interesting as well

MORE USAGES
Professors are using audio features for grading Penultimate lets professors write note to students. Speak Notes and other apps let you record notes to students E-reader usage MBA program at Virginia Tech, every student gets an iPad.

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSIT Y LIBRARIES
Lends…
 Laptops and Netbooks  iPads  iPods  Digital Cameras and Camcorders  Voice Recorders
 Amazon Kindles, Sony Readers and Barnes & Nobles' Nooks.  Wacom Intuous4 and Bamboo Fun Graphic Tablets  Portable DVD players  For more info see: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/ techlending/

UNIVERSIT Y OF UTAH: HEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY
They Lend:
3 6 3 3 3 Xooms Kindles Nooks B&W Nooks Color iPads
 Two week checkout  Short survey about device  Likes and dislikes  Apps explored and preferences  Using the devices for assessment to see what should be purchased for the future.  For more info see http://library.med.utah.e du/or/technologies.php

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: PUBLIC SCHOOL LIBRARY
Montlieu Academy of Technology High Point, NC

Image from Montlieu Academy of Technology

GRANT
Montlieu was given a half million dollars for all of their students, approximately 430 students, to have an iPad. They stay at school. But next year 4 th and 5 th will get to take them home. Teachers each got an iPad and a Mac Book Pro as well as cart for charging Tech Person hired for training

LESSONS
Every lesson must use the iPads Can‟t get rid of paper and pencil completely (of course), but much less of it Everyone is learning together Often students are teaching the teachers Librarians use them during library time Music teacher during music Across entire school

Image from Montlieu Academy of Technology

Image from Montlieu Academy of Technology

EXAMPLES
 Facetime to read books from another room  Facetime to speak to class when teacher is not at school that day  Digital pen pals using Facetime with other schools across the country or world  Letters Learning for Letters  Doodle Buddy for letters  Take screenshots of work to show parents for parent/teacher conferences

APPS & CONTENT
Rocket Math for math skills Communication by email for parents. Concept mapping tools Cutting and pasting skills Safari/Internet searching skills Parents are learning too from their children

FOR TEACHERS
Meet every quarter and share apps. Have to “sell” your app. The best apps get purchased for the educators. Teacher Pal: Seating arrangements, picture of the child, information on each child. Very useful for substitutes. Differentiated instruction for the children. 21 st Century learning skills and Technology skills for the teachers.

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: IN-HOUSE PUBLIC LIBRARY USE
Houston Public Library Program specifics:  3 iPads available to enhance “early literacy stations”  Children (accompanied by a 14+ year old) can check out for 1 hour  Includes educational apps to aid in “literacy and mathematical development”

 Article available: http://www.chron.com/business/technology/article/Houston libraries-want-preschoolers-to-check-out-1689013.php

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS: IN-HOUSE PUBLIC LIBRARY USE
 North Shore Public Library, NY Program Specifics  8 iPads  Checked out to patrons with a library card  Can be used anywhere in the library  To replace children‟s gaming computers  Internet connectivity cut off  Use Children‟s Technology Review ( http://childrenstech.com/) to find relevant apps Information from http://sclsyouthser vices.wordpress.com/2011/08/09/ipads replace-desktop-computers-at-north-shore-public-library/

FINDING FUNDING
 Many of the projects we‟ve highlighted in this webinar have become a reality because of grant funding or other donations.  Tumblr site updated with resources: http://tabletsinlibraries.tumblr.com/funding

A FEW FUNDING RESOURCES
 Consider the following funding sources:
 Perma-Bound: http://www.perma-bound.com/grants-andfunding.faces  DonorsChoose.org http://www.donorschoose.org/  Tech Soup for Libraries http://techsoupforlibraries.org/  Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov/  IMLS grants http://www.imls.gov/applicants/search.aspx  NEH grants http://www.neh.gov/grants/grants.html  Library Grants http://librarygrants.blogspot.com/  Library Works http://www.libraryworks.com/LW_Grants/GrantsCurrent.aspx

SAMPLE BUDGET
 Last week, a participant asked about a sample budget for a tablet program  Considerations for putting together a budget will include:
      Devices: Which ones? How many? Accessories Physical storage space and technology Staff training Maintenance Apps and other content

APPS

WHAT ARE APPS?
     Short for application Sometimes with very specific function Don‟t multi-task Screens are smaller Fast and quick beats flexible

THE WEB IS DEAD
 Replace desktop with “ webtop”  future will be less about browsing and more about getting.  Store electronically – access any where with any thing

http://www.cloudcomputingleaders.net/

APP
Advantages
 Quick  Accessible from anywhere  Viewable on small screen  Accessible on different devices  Easily updated

Disadvantages
 Do not multi-task  End up with a great quantity  Organization can be a problem

BASIC NEEDS FOR APP DEVELOPMENT

 Although this webinar will not focus on building apps, if you‟re interested in pursuing that, here are a few basic needs:
 Instructional or App Designers  Graphic Artist/Programmers  App Testers if budget will allow or the rest of the team can test app.  Rubrics or standards to test the app  Subjects to try out the app

SO WHERE DO YOU START
 For iPad, iPod touch and iPhone – App store on iTunes  For Android
 Amazon App store  Android Market

 Blackberry App World  Some websites will also have an app to download

APP STORE

AMAZON STORE

DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH
Read a book? Read and annotate a pdf? Look at art? Listen to music? Talk with friends? Research? Keep a recipe file? Email? Keep notes on meetings? Have a contact file? Be able to organize a calendar?

QUICK POLL

What types of apps do you use the most?

BLOOM‟S TAXONOMY FOR IPADS AND TABLETS

PRE-INSTALLED APPS

RED LASER

SCAN

NOTETAKER HD

NOTES

INOTES

INFIN0TE

EVERNOTE

DROPBOX - FREE

IANNOTATE

READING

NOOK

KINDLE

OVERDRIVE

GOODREADS

DICTIONARY

MINDNODE

QUICK PRO

NUMBERS

BENTO

MUSIC

ICLASSICS

GROVEBUG

STEINWAY ETUDE

ART

ART HD

MOMA

NCMA RODIN

AMERICAN FOLK ART MUSEUM PRESENTS: “INFINITE VARIET Y: THREE CENTURIES OF RED AND WHITE QUILTS

NEWS

LIBRARY

BIBLION

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

BRITISH LIBRARY

SCIENCE

SCIENCE 360

PLEASE TOUCH THE EXHIBIT

SCIENCE FRIDAY

GARDEN HD

LEAF SNAP

EXPLORER:AMERICAN NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

HISTORY

WORLD BOOK – THIS DAY IN HISTORY

9/11

BULL RUN BATTLE APP

TED

REFERENCE

IEEE XPLORER

JSTOR

OPENING PDF‟S

MEDLINEPLUS

WORLDCAT

EBSCOHOST

GALE - AML COLLEGE VERSION

GALE - AML COLLEGE VERSION

GALE - AML COLLEGE VERSION

HOW TO MAKE A SAFARI BOOKMARK ON SCREEN

HOW TO ORGANIZE ICONS IN FOLDERS
Drop one icon on top of the other iPad will automatically name it

UPDATING APPS

STAYING UP WITH THE NEWS!

REEDER

PULSE

EARLY EDITION

QUICK POLL

 How do you stay up to date on technology, tablets, and apps?

WHERE TO FIND NEW APPS
 Higher Ed Blogs
 Professor Hacker  Center for Learning and Performance Technologies

 Apple blogs
 Apple Gazette  The Unofficial Apple Weblog  Cult of Mac  The Apple Blog  Edible Apple  JK on the run  World of Apple

 Mobile Learning
 Apple „n apps  iPad insight  Just another iPad blog  Upside Learning blog  Marc Prensky‟s weblog  Endgadget

OTHER BLOGS
 Android blogs
     Androinica Android and me Android guys Hello Android IM Android

 Blackberry Blogs
    Inside Blackberry Crackberry.com Blackberry blog BlackBerry Beat

FINAL Q&A

 What final questions can we answer for you?
 We‟ll answer as many questions as time permits, then follow up on our Tumblr or the ALA TechSource blog afterwards.

REFERENCES: PART II
 A l l i s o n . ( 2 01 1 , A u g us t 9 ) . i P a d s r e p l a c e d e s k to p c o m p ute r s a t N o r t h S h o r e P u b l i c L i b r a r y. Ret r i ev e d f r o m h t t p : / / s c l s yo ut h s e r v i c e s . wo r d p r e s s .c o m / 2 01 1 / 0 8 / 0 9 / i p a d s - r e p l ac e - d e s k to p c o m p ute r s - a t - n o r t h - s h o r e - p ub l ic - l i b r a r y/  A n d e r s o n , C . a n d Wo l f f , M . ( 2 01 0 , A u g u s t 17 ) . T h e We b i s d e a d . L o n g l i v e t h e I n te r n et . W i r e d M a g a z i n e. Ret r i ev e d f r o m h t t p : / / w w w. w ir ed .c o m/ m a g a z i n e / 2 010 / 0 8 / f f _ we b r ip / a l l/ 1  B o g o s t , I . ( 2 01 1 , J a n u a r y 1 2 ) . W h a t i s a n a p p ? A s h o r te n e d , s l a n g a p p l i c a t io n . Ret r i eve d f r o m h t t p : / / w w w.b o g o s t .c o m / b l o g / w h a t _ i s _ a n _ a p p. s h t ml  J o b s , S . ( 2 01 0 , A p r i l ) . T h o u g h t s o n F l a s h . Ret r i ev e d f r o m h t t p : / / w w w. a p p l e .c o m / h o t n ew s / t h o ug h t s - o n - fl a s h /  N C S U L i b r a r i e s . ( 2 01 1 ). Te c h n o l o g y L e n d i n g . Ret r i eve d f r o m h t t p : / / w w w. l ib . n c s u. e d u/ tec h l e n d i ng /  Tu r n e r, A . ( 2 01 1 , J a n u a r y 2 8 ) . H o u s to n l i b r a r i e s w a n t p r e s c h o o l e r s to c h e c k o u t i P a d s . H o u s to n C h r o n i c l e . Ret r i ev ed f r o m h t t p : / / w w w.c h r o n .c o m / b us i n e s s / tec h n o l o g y/ a r t i c le / H o us to n - l i b r a r i e s - wa n t p r e s c h o o le r s - to - c h ec k - o ut - 16 8 9 01 3 .p h p  U n i v e r s i t y o f U t a h , S p e n c e r S . E c c l e s H e a l t h S c i e n c e s L i b r ar y. ( 2 01 1 ) . M e d i a & Te c h n o lo g y. Ret r i ev e d f r o m h t t p : / / l ib r a r y.m e d .ut a h . e d u/ o r / tec h n o l o g ie s .p h p

CREDITS & THANKS, PART II
 Angela Caldwell: Kindergar ten Teacher, Montlieu Academy of Technology  Neal Henshaw, Classroom Manager, University Libraries, Virginia Tech  Jennifer Sparrow: Director of Emerging Technologies & New Ventures, InnovationSpace

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