April App Chat will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm in Law Library Rm 3211. This month’s topic is Email. Come share tips and tricks for managing email on all your various devices. Potential talking points are: Can apps and social media replace traditional email? What place does email have in our professional lives? To prepare for this gathering, please read this short news article called “Beyond email: the constantly changing realm of communication”.
March App Chat will be held on March 19th from 2-3pm in the Digital Initiatives Lab (Law Library Rm3211). The theme for this month’s App Chat is Apps for Hobbies. Come learn about great apps for photography, making music, and games. Packaged snacks will be provided for attendees. App Chat is a monthly gathering of Duke Law Faculty, Staff, and Students interested in learning about mobile devices, mobile applications, and their uses.
The theme for February’s App Chat is ebooks. To prepare for our discussion, please read this short blog post, “Not enough library ebooks to feed your new gadget properly? Well-stocked national digital library systems could help”.
Come explore the latest legal research apps with Duke Law’s reference librarians. This session will be held from 11:15 to 12:15 in Law Room 4055.
Take a break from finals and come to a swap meet! Participants should bring new or barely used mobile device accessories to trade with other app chatters. Examples of theme-appropriate accessories are mobile device cases, styli, cell phone charms, screen cleaners, iPod stands, etc. December’s session will be held in the Digital Initiatives Lab (Law Library Rm 3211) from 3pm to 4pm.
This month’s App Chat will have to do with Android smartphones and tablets: standard apps, unique apps and the best apps to increase your productivity. Light refreshments will be served. The App Chat is a monthly gathering of mobile device users (and future users) to share and discuss productive ways of using mobile applications. Any Duke Law Community member (faculty, staff, or student) is encouraged to attend.
This session will be held from 12:15pm to 1pmn in Rm 4055.
October’s App Chat theme will be using mobile devices in the classroom. The session will be from 2-3pm in the Digital Initiatives Law (Law Library Rm 3211). To guide our discussion, please read Post 1205 from Rick Reis’s Tomorrow’s Professor Newsletter on “Going Social With Mobil (sic) Learning”.
Topics for discussion will be:
- What are appropriate ways to use mobile devices in the classroom?
- What types of things should an instructor consider when trying to use apps for teaching?
- What are students expecting from instructors in terms of mobile device usage for learning?
App Chat is a monthly gathering of Duke Law mobile device users. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.
A member of the Duke University Police Department will be on hand to register and engrave mobile devices. Come by Law Library Room 3211 between 2-3pm to ask security questions and have your devices engraved. Engraving takes about 5 minutes. Light snacks will be provided.
This session of App Chat covered DLSIS’s new iPad Loaner program. This new program allows Duke Law students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to check out iPads. To learn more about the program visit the Academic Technologies loaner page. (Please note that this page is restricted to those people with a Duke NetID)
Students can learn more about the program by reading this Goodson Blogson post.
The first meeting of the App Chat group was on July 30th from 3-4pm in the Digital Initiatives Lab. Below is a list of productivity Apps that were discussed during that session: