Tag: ipad

Reminiscing with Wired’s First Issue

Reminiscing with Wired’s First Issue

[I wrote this in June when the Wired premiere issue was distributed as an iPad edition, but didn’t get around to finishing it promptly because (as I mention below) I had to wait for-ev-er for the issue to download, and other things came up in the interim. I noticed the saved draft today and decided …

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Thinking about Paper Magazines: What’s Irreplaceable?

Thinking about Paper Magazines: What’s Irreplaceable?

Yes, I’m blogging about paper. My digital magazine conversion, a conversation with a student yesterday, and this article from Folio – about SPIN’s new print/digital strategy – are making me think more about the dead-tree stuff. What do I miss, even just a little, about paper magazines? What qualities truly can’t be replicated in digital …

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Taking the Leap: Switching to Digital Magazines

Taking the Leap: Switching to Digital Magazines

I’m not sure I’m completely ready for this, but I’m going to try it anyway. I’ve been slowly making a significant transition in my life: I let each of my print magazine subscriptions expire, one by one. Only two have a couple of issues remaining, as best I can tell from those obfuscatory subscription reminders …

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Technology for Teaching: This Semester’s Report

Technology for Teaching: This Semester’s Report

Because of a couple of my past posts, people often find my blog when they’re looking for information on teaching with the iPad. So I thought I might give an update on the technology tools I’m using in my teaching and personal productivity this semester on various platforms. I’ve mentioned some of these before, but it’s interesting to track which ones have infiltrated my workflow permanently and which have failed to prove their utility (for my purposes, at least).

Finally, a Satisfying iPad Magazine Experience

Finally, a Satisfying iPad Magazine Experience

So I decided I might like to get a subscription to Bloomberg Businessweek. It’s a magazine that’s popped up on my radar a few times lately, both for some interesting longer stories and for its innovative design. I explored my subscription options: Through the Businessweek website: 50 issues plus 4 “bonus issues” for $40, including …

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Magazine Industry Terror

Magazine Industry Terror

So I saw this interesting little graphic over at the Association of Magazine Media (formerly the MPA) E-Reading blog, and it brought only one thing to mind: Hmmm… [A more substantial post next week, I promise!]

More Teaching Ideas for the iPad

More Teaching Ideas for the iPad

I’m excited to start my first full semester with an iPad at hand, ready for use in the classroom. I’ve found some ways to work around the frustrations I encountered in my first attempt to teach with the iPad, so here are some of my new strategies and plans for using the iPad during teaching. …

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Memorable Moments with iPad Magazines

Memorable Moments with iPad Magazines

What moments stand out most in my first few weeks of magazine reading on the iPad? Positioning the iPad carefully against a pillow on my stomach while lying down, then carefully moving a fold of shirt out of the way so the pages wouldn’t hit it when I turned them. Yes. Really. Old habits die hard. …

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Starting Out with the iPad: Reading

Starting Out with the iPad: Reading

It hasn’t transformed my life. But some things are changing. I got my iPad last week, a few days before the start of classes. I immediately procrastinated on finishing my syllabi by spending the better part of an evening setting it up with apps and files. I’ll focus in this post on how the iPad …

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International Magazines on the iPad: Where, When, How Much?

International Magazines on the iPad: Where, When, How Much?

My iPad should be here any day. I’m looking forward to testing out the magazine apps that have been released. Though I’ve been underwhelmed by demos I’ve seen so far, I think we also have to give the magazine publishers a little credit: after all, the iPad has been available for, oh, a month now? …

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