“Hackacademic” has a variety of meanings. In my current use of it here, I’m aiming for “hacks for the academic”.
I spend most of my professional time, teaching or preparing to teach. I got an Ipad with the goal that I would strive to have it replace my laptop for in class teaching use. On that front, I have found a few “hacks” that fellow Ipad using teachers may find interesting.
To use an Ipad to present lectures you need to purchase:
1. Mobile keynote for $10.00
2. Ipad VGA connector for about $30.00
3. Perfect Browser, an itunes app for around $3.00.
Perfect Browser is a web browser like Safari with one important added feature: It allows you to project web sites onto the VGA projector.
-No Powerpoints, and no video clips unless they are embedded in the Keynote.
-Safari web browsing is NOT allowed on the VGA projector (hence the need for Prefect Browser).