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Chasing the White WHALE:
iPad-Based Library Instruction
Alex Harrington
Garrison Libby
aharrington@tcc.edu
alibby@tcc.edu
What is the WHALE?
Wireless
Hub of
Active
Library
Education
Details of the WHALE
Apps & Activities
Answer Garden
Card Sorting
Evernote
Padlet
Poll Runner
Answer Garden
Word cloud of responses
Indicates frequency
Ad on the bottom
Connectivity issues
Can’t customize
Brainstorm ...
Card Sorting
Sort cards on an axis
3 decks, 8 cards each
Save image
Not internet-connected
Manual entry
Individual or grou...
Evernote
Save notes to cloud
Easy to edit anywhere
Go paperless
Include links
Students can edit
Activity instructions
Asse...
Padlet
Bulletin board
Customizable
Interact with responses
Save image
App is not user-friendly
Brainstorm / ice breaker
Poll Runner
Poll questions
Easy to set up / use
Not very dynamic
Quick questions
Classroom assessment
Example: Divide & Conquer
Handouts
Evernote: access instructions
Safari: use resources
Padlet: source & details
Poll Runne...
Educreations
White board
Multicolor
Type, write, images
One draft (free)
Explanations
Class brainstorm
Challenges
OIS relationship
Technical difficulties
Updates
Whims of developers
Vandalism
No USB / Printing
Change teaching
Successes
Group work
More engaging, open
Students’ own devices
No “losing” things
Not much reluctance
Computer-less is eas...
Questions?
Alex Harrington
Garrison Libby
aharrington@tcc.edu
alibby@tcc.edu
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Presented at The Innovative Library Classroom 2016 held at Radford University on May 12, 2016.

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Chasing the White WHALE: iPad-Based Library Instruction

  1. 1. Chasing the White WHALE: iPad-Based Library Instruction Alex Harrington Garrison Libby aharrington@tcc.edu alibby@tcc.edu
  2. 2. What is the WHALE? Wireless Hub of Active Library Education
  3. 3. Details of the WHALE
  4. 4. Apps & Activities Answer Garden Card Sorting Evernote Padlet Poll Runner
  5. 5. Answer Garden Word cloud of responses Indicates frequency Ad on the bottom Connectivity issues Can’t customize Brainstorm / ice breaker
  6. 6. Card Sorting Sort cards on an axis 3 decks, 8 cards each Save image Not internet-connected Manual entry Individual or group activity “IRL” Card Sorting activity
  7. 7. Evernote Save notes to cloud Easy to edit anywhere Go paperless Include links Students can edit Activity instructions Assess articles
  8. 8. Padlet Bulletin board Customizable Interact with responses Save image App is not user-friendly Brainstorm / ice breaker
  9. 9. Poll Runner Poll questions Easy to set up / use Not very dynamic Quick questions Classroom assessment
  10. 10. Example: Divide & Conquer Handouts Evernote: access instructions Safari: use resources Padlet: source & details Poll Runner: opinions
  11. 11. Educreations White board Multicolor Type, write, images One draft (free) Explanations Class brainstorm
  12. 12. Challenges OIS relationship Technical difficulties Updates Whims of developers Vandalism No USB / Printing Change teaching
  13. 13. Successes Group work More engaging, open Students’ own devices No “losing” things Not much reluctance Computer-less is easier Cleaning is easier
  14. 14. Questions? Alex Harrington Garrison Libby aharrington@tcc.edu alibby@tcc.edu

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