Computers

Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past

This post is a follow-up to a roundtable called “Digital Pedagogy for the Analog Past: Technological Tools and Methods for Teaching Premodern Materials” at the annual Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference in Toronto. Themes One of the main themes…

Analogging the iPad (iPadのアナログ化)

You could say that I have one foot in the “silicone” present and another in the “dead tree” past. That is, I do a lot of “digital” work with my research and administrative activities at the university. But, I also…

Slideshow Settings for Flashcards Deluxe

I’ve mentioned before that I really like the application Flashcards Deluxe (iOS and Android). One of my favorite features is the slideshow, which allows you to cycle through your flashcards without having to tap the screen for every single word.…

Sharing Flashcards

Flashcards are pretty easy to make for yourself. I’ve written before about the benefits of doing this. Sharing flashcards with fellow students, though, can be a little bit difficult. Here are directions for making flashcards and sharing them using Dropbox…

Spotlight and Minimalist Organization

I’ve been experimenting over the last few months with an extremely scaled back way of organizing my files and I’ve found that, strictly speaking, all I need to manage them is “Spotlight,” an app included by Apple for free on…

iPad: Secure Note-Taking

Limitations built into iOS on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod make it quite difficult to move data in and out of the devices in a secure manner, because we often have to rely on a third party somewhere in the…

Evernote: Add Fonts on the Mac

On the Mac, Evernote users have a paltry list of just 11 default fonts, which include some “inspired” choices such as Comic Sans and Andale Mono, even though we have about 300 available on our computers. Fortunately, it’s easy to…