Rifle = Mobile Device
I. Required Hardware
All of the following are required on a daily basis
- Headphones or Earbuds
II. Required Software
1. Storage (All required)
- Google Drive
- Evernote (required–free)
- Penultimate–for those who prefer to take notes by hand on an iPad. US$0.99
- Noteshelf (highly recommended for those who prefer to take notes by hand–US$9.99)
- Students may also opt to take all notes withinGoogle Docs as long as they can be clearly shared
- A photo/scanning app for archiving notes taken by hand
3. Annotating (Choose one or more)
- Mac PDF Annotator (Embedded)
4. Research and News ((bookmark/shortcut)
- Google Scholar
- Huffington Post
- New York Times
- The Guardian
- Kindle for iPad and/or PC/Mac
6. Word Processing
- Microsoft Suite
- Pages and Keynote (recommended, not required)
6. Required Academic Shortcuts
In The Shared Learning Environment (Class)
- Share outlets wisely. Let everyone charge their devices as needed.
- Keep control of wires, extensions and other equipment. No one should be suffering from MacBook induced head wounds.
- Although we have gone mobile, you still live in the physical world. Keep your station neat and clean. Teams and classes that cannot keep their work stations in order will be held after class until they develop the habit.
In The Personal Learning Environment (At home or…?)
- Always make sure you create your own copy of the distributed file unless otherwise directed.
- Share every file with Mr. T.
- Share every collaborative document with the necessary partners.
- Save every file in the appropriate folder of your overarching History folder.
- Unless you are directed otherwise, assume that by sharing and storing your files appropriately, your work is turned in.
- Save as much of your work as possible, especially your shared files, in Dropbox. You will never have to reload if you use a syncing storage service.
- Always sync your work in Evernote–be careful if you use multiple devices to not sync over work or delete new files by mistake.