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This has to be the coolest app ever. Create a quiz on Quick Key and then you can print out a bubble sheet. Snap a picture of the quiz with your iphone and it will grade it for you! Wow. Just remember that if all you do is bubble in - you’re probably not testing very well. Hat tip to Richard Byrne’s Awesome Facebook page for this one! (Free Technology for Teachers)

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This has to be the coolest app ever. Create a quiz on Quick Key and then you can print out a bubble sheet. Snap a picture of the quiz with your iphone and it will grade it for you! Wow. Just remember that if all you do is bubble in - you’re probably not testing very well. Hat tip to Richard Byrne’s Awesome Facebook page for this one! (Free Technology for Teachers)

(via Quick Key Turns Your iPhone Into a Scanner | iPad Apps for School)

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Life Noted #ipadchat

This app is Life Noted and merges camera, video, notetaking and more. It was recommended to me as a notetaking/ capturing tool for observation in the classroom by teachers of students, but I think that anyone evaluating another person might benefit from this sort of tool. Capture your notes and the speech about the notes and share it. Very interesting idea. It is free right now.

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iPhone 5: First the Hype, Now the Gripes - Forbes

I’m sorry, but the idea that “ScuffGate” and “purplegate” are really any kind of world-impacting problem is ridiculous. Forbes in this article explains, “ScuffGate refers to scuff marks or scratches some users have encountered on the aluminum back, prompting Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller to point out in an email obtained by 9 to 5 Mac that “any aluminum product may scratch or chip with use, exposing its natural silver color.” I immediately bought a $29 case for my iPhone 5 to protect it against breaking and got scuff mark protection for no extra charge. Some users, says Mashable, are even complaining about an iPhone 5 camera flaw causing a “purple haze.”  I’m not sure what I like better, “CameraGate” or “PurpleGate.”” Just fix it and move on, but the world has not ended.

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StethoCloud – The $20 Stethoscope Attachment For Smartphones To Diagnose Pneumonia | Singularity Hub

smarterplanet:


Stethocloud takes a relatively simple approach to replace stethoscopes and targets a common childhood killer.

What do you get when you combine smartphones, cloud computing, and digital medicine? A new era of healthcare that is bringing powerful technological innovations rapidly to the world.

For example, take StethoCloud, a cloud-based service that turns a Windows smartphone into a digital stethoscope. Created by four students from the University of Melbourne, the goal of the team is to enable early diagnosis of an overlooked childhood killer: pneumonia. Using a specially designed microphone called a “stethomic” that plugs into the smartphone’s audio jack and an app that guides users through the proper method for listening to a patient’s breathing, early testing shows promising at accurately detecting the disease.

And it’s expected to cost only $20.

Amazingly, the project only started at the beginning of this year with the first prototype built in February in just two weeks. With backgrounds in both computer science and medicine in developing nations, the team put together the app, cloud service using Windows Azure, and a polished presentation. By April, they were ready with their pitch and their efforts paid off: StethoCloud won the Australian Final of the 2012 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition hosted by Microsoft, in May, and the team advanced to the second round of the worldwide finals.

Stethoscopes and smartphones. This will be something I share with our Flat Classroom students this year who are studying the medical field!

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7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss [PICS] #edapp

Nice list of apps from Mashable. There are two of interest to me: pair (which links me with my husbandin a private network of sorts for list sharing, etc) and also Wonders of the Universe (another planetary exploration mind experience.) You’ll want to go through this list. Also of note, a new video conferencing ipad enabled app that lets you share video, etc. The collaborative conferencing programs out there need to understand that we need ipad-friendly apps, period. No choices, do it and do it now or we will find other platforms to collaborate.

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