Aea mobile technology for the professional evaluator


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This is a roundtable presentation I presented at the 2013 American Evaluation Association conference.

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Aea mobile technology for the professional evaluator

  1. 1. Mobile Technology for the Professional Evaluator Roundtable Rotation I Presented by:Sophia Guevara October 18, 2013
  2. 2. Presentation Agenda I. Learning objectives II. Introductions III. Overview IV. Review of tools V. Conclusion/Questions
  3. 3. Learning Objectives ● Provide attendees with an introduction to productivity, creativity, communication and virtual collaboration tools. ● Help attendees understand the differences between the two major phone operating systems and options and how these can affect app availability. ● Understanding which tools are best for your goals.
  4. 4. Introductions ● Presenter Introduction ○ Why am I passionate about mobile technology? ● Attendee Introduction ○ Who are you and what are you looking to learn? ○ What mobile tools are you using? Do you use a phone or a tablet? ○ What apps help you in your day-to-day work?
  5. 5. Overview Components ● Tool:Tablet vs. Smartphone ○ ○ ○ ○ iPad vs. Nexus Operating System: Iphone and Android What is the difference? What versions are there? ● Mobile apps and Web apps ● Issues and Solutions - Flash and HTML5
  6. 6. Overview Component: Smartphone vs. Tablet Smartphone ● Two major products: iPhone and Android ○ iPhone - Up to iOS 7 ○ Android - Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean ■ Upcoming: KitKat Tablet ● Two major products: iPad and Nexus ○ iPhone - iOS 7 ○ Nexus - Android
  7. 7. Review of Tools ● Mobile or Native apps ○ ○ Usually built for Android and/or iOS platform Programming languages or platforms like Appcelerator’s Titanium ● Examples of Tools ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ HTML5 - Piktochart ( and Slideshare (www.slideshare. net) Document Storage/Printing - AirDroid, Google Drive (iPhone and Droid) Videoconferencing - Google+ Hangouts (iPhone and Droid) Calendar - Google Calendar (iPhone (CalDav) and Droid) Augmented Reality App - Aurasma (iPhone and Droid) Voice notes - Tape-a-Talk (Droid) Wireless Calling - Groove IP Lite Free and Google Voice (Droid) Security - Lookout (iPhone and Droid) and Android Device Manager
  8. 8. Piktochart - Infographic design - Online tool that provides users with templates to design their own infographics. - Originally designed in Flash and then designed in HTML5. - Free (7 themes), Pro (over 100 themes) and Student accounts (over 100 themes) - Insert charts, maps and videos - Download as JPEG or PNG - Publish online, and social media (Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest)
  9. 9. Document Storage/Printing ● AirDroid ○ Manage your Android device from a desktop computer over your wireless connection ○ Manage photos, videos, and other files without a USB cable ○ For Android devices with 2.01 and above installed ● Google Drive ○ ○ ○ ○ Store and upload files Make files available offline Create and edit documents For Android and iOS 6.0 or later
  10. 10. Videoconferencing ● Google+ Hangouts ○ ○ ○ ○ Access with Hangouts app or through Google+ app Video calls with up to ten people Send pictures or messages Join Hangouts on Air ■ Broadcast content to the world and record onto your YouTube channel ○ Android 2.3 and up and iOS 6.0 and up
  11. 11. Calendar management ● Google Calendar ○ For Android ■ Create, edit and delete events ■ Email others about scheduled events ○ For Android devices with 4.0.3 and above and iOS. Apple devices need to use CalDav, which requires iOS 3.0 or higher
  12. 12. Augmented Reality ● Aurasma ○ Add additional content to images, objects and physical locations ○ Create your own Auras to share with others who have downloaded the app and subscribe to your feed (channels) ○ Use desktop tool (Aurasma Studio) or mobile device to create auras ○ For Android devices with 4.0 and up and iOS 5.0 and up
  13. 13. Voice Notes ● Tape-a-Talk ○ Record notes in WAV format ○ Recordings stored on your device’s SD card ■ My phone is rooted so I can attach the recording to an email by searching Root Browser app ○ For Android devices 2.1 and above
  14. 14. Wireless Calling ● Groove IP Lite and Google Voice ○ Groove IP Lite works with Google Voice to allow you to make calls from your cell phone via a wireless connection. ○ The calls are free and can be made to the U.S. and Canada ○ You do have to enter your Google Voice login information into Groove IP Lite ○ Groove IP Lite uses 1.2 MB per minute during call
  15. 15. Security ● LookOut ○ Locate, scream, lock and wipe your device ○ Available on both Android and iPhones ■ Different features available on devices ● Android Device Manager ○ Locate, ring or wipe your device over the Web ○ Available on device with Android 2.2 or higher ○ Need a Google account
  16. 16. Conclusion ● Understand your own goals ● What tools do you have at your disposal? ● Questions?