An article by the Chronicle for Higher Education looks into a student start-up seeking to create the college blue book of the future. As a student of the University of Pennsylvania, Alex Rattray struggled to fill his exam blue books with legible responses. It wasn’t long before he realized that he wasn’t the only oneRead more about The ‘Blue Books’ of the Future[…]
WordFlow is a great word processing app if you are looking for a distraction-free interface, claimed a review in the Chronicle of Higher Education. It is plain and simple and to the point with a live word count and built-in spell check. A big plus is that it works offline and automatically saves your workRead more about Distraction-Free Editing[…]
Students are prone to keeping up with the latest technology, especially when it comes to taking notes in their classes. Traditional notebooks pile up and can oftentimes become out of hand. Students are then dependent on digital organizing, using their laptops, tablets, and sometimes even their smart phones to jot down class notes. But whatRead more about Livescribe Smartpens: Ultimate Writing Utensils?[…]
Group projects, when looked at as a whole, are a great idea. They call for collaborative teamwork, idea contribution, and utilizing individuals skill sets and experiences. Most of the time students learn from their group experiences, while with others, something went wrong along the way. Oftentime the biggest factor in the flop of group workRead more about Kerika: A Task Board Designed for Distributed Teams[…]
Let’s say you’re having one of those days where you bring in your tablet to class and nothing else. You think it is going to be alright- I mean, you have your textbook and notebook in that magical box right in front of you, so nothing can go wrong.
That is, until you feel that sense of nostalgia kicking into the pit of your stomach. The tapping and snapping of classmates’ pens around you make you feel the urge to join in on the sweet feel of the oh so vintage pen rubbing through your fingertips. You miss the smell of it’s ink, and even the marks they used to leave on the palm of your hand. But it’s too late, nothing can be done now as you have already made the transition into the modern world by purchasing your tablet.
That my friend, is where you are wrong. You are forgetting that modern companies have created the new modern pen: the stylus. While the stylus may not replicate the old pen in it’s entirety, the look and feel are irresistible.
Here are some stylus’ reviewers from the Verge thought were useful: