Welcome Back iPad Users!!!!

Good Morning all and welcome back to school.  We have another exciting school year ahead of us and we hope you are ready to discuss more iPad related topics.  To start the school year off we have our iPad meetings, the dates are listed below.

10/12, 12:00-1:00: iPad Beginner’s Session

10/25, 3:45-4:45: User Group Meeting

11/29, 3:45-4:45: User Group Meeting

12/14, 12:00-1:00: User Group Meeting

All meetings will be held in Miller 16 in PLV and Civic E 319 in NYC, this year we will be video conferencing between campuses.  We hope to see you at every meeting.

iPad Meeting Highlights

Here are some highlights from the iPad  meeting which took place this month.

iPad 2.0

The new iPad was released March 11, 2011. Here’s how it compares to version 1:

  • 33% thinner, and slightly lighter than the iPad 1
  • 10 hour battery life
  • Resolution is the same as the first one
  • Equipped with HD video
  • Faster and “snappier” than the original iPad
  • More sensitive to rotation
  • Upgrading to the radio feature will allow for a better signal Continue reading

Schedule for Spring 2011 Group Meetings

Hello all, and welcome back to a new semester!

These are the dates of the Spring 2011 user group meetings:

NYC PLV
  • Feb. 16 (10:00-11:30 AM)
  • March 10 (10:00-11:30 AM)
  • April 6 (9:30-11:30 AM)
  • May 12 (10:00-11:30 AM)
  • Feb. 15 (10:00-11:30 AM)
  • March 9 (12:30-2:00 PM)
  • April 7 (10:00-12:00 PM)
  • May 11 (12:00-1:30 PM)

EDIT: The Pleasantville March meeting has been changed to March 9, 12:30-2:00 PM.
EDIT: The April meetings have been changed to April 6 (9:30-11:30 AM) in NYC and April 7 (10:00-12:00 PM) in Pleasantville.

EDIT: The April 6 meeting from 9:30am – 11:30am is located in room w510.

December iPad User Meeting Dates

As promised, we will be holding two user meetings this December, one on each campus. We will be joined by members of ITS and Ed. Media, as well as an Apple rep, who will be able to give everyone great information on continuing to use their iPad in the classroom. Also, please feel free to bring along your iPad and share with the group what you have been doing so far!

The dates and times are as follows:

NYC: December 6th 10:00 – 12:00 in Student Union, Meeting Room A.

PLV: December 7th 3:00 – 4:30 in Wilcox, Room 21.

User Group Meetings in December

I’m so glad to read and hear about all of the exciting things Dyson faculty and students are doing with the iPads just in the past month. We’re planning to hold some user group meetings in early December on both campuses so we can share more ideas in person.  As soon as we have the dates set – and hopefully someone from Apple to join us – we will get the word out. In the meantime, please keep sharing your ideas, strategies and questions here.