Shakespeare at Your Fingertips – Text and Performace All-In-One

“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”
Shakespeare – A Midsummer’s Night Dream


Shakespeare WordPlay

The May/June 2014 Alumni Magazine reviews an interactive Shakespeare book series for iPads called WordPlay for Shakespeare (The New Book Press).  What make this neoclassic version of Shakespeare so unique is that it not only shows the play text on one half of the screen, but video of actors performing the play on the other.  The Yale Alumni Magazine is profiling the innovative book because the publisher and CEO is a Yale alum, Alexander Parker ’88.  What’s more, several of the actors are Yale School of Drama graduates, according to the article.  The book also includes other features such as a translator into “modern vernacular” (CliffNotes, if you will), highlighting, note cards, and word search.  The book series, which currently include Macbeth and A Midsummer’s Night Dream, received a good review from Christopher Arnott  in the article and can be downloaded from the Apple iBookstore.

Take a look!

Android Tablets 2014 – We’re not just about iOS devices


Found this article highlighting new Android devices for 2014.

Top Android tablets (April 2014 edition) - ZDNet

iPad Class Set – Call for Proposals – 2014 Summer Sessions – Going once…

Dear colleagues,

Two sets of 18 iPad 3s (16GB, Wi-Fi-only) and one set of 20 iPad minis are available for instructional use for both 2014 summer sessions.  Yale College faculty members interested in using the iPads for either of the summer sessions are asked to submit a proposal by TODAY, Friday, April 4, 2014 describing how they and their students will use the iPads in support of a Yale College course (professional school courses are not eligible). Preference will be given to proposals that involve regular, semester-long use of the tablets.

The successful applicant will be provided with pedagogical and technical support to assist with the development and implementation of the proposed activities. Purchasing assistance will also be provided for proposals requiring specialized iPad applications.

Successful applicants will be expected to participate in evaluating the iPad-supported activities and share the experience on the CLC website and at a CLC-hosted event.

To submit a proposal, use the following online form found on the Mobile@Yale site.

Alternatively, you can send an email to with the following information:

1. Your name
2. Course number and title in which the iPads would be used
3. Semester in which the course will be offered
4. Estimated number of students in the course
5. iPad set and duration of use
6. A brief description of the proposed use of the iPads

For more information and examples of instructional uses of iPads,
please visit

This program is made possible through a collaborative initiative of the Library, ITS, the Center for Language Study, and the Yale College Dean’s Office.


The Collaborative Learning Center Committee

CLC iPad Showcase Recap

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the participants and visitors who helped make the CLC iPad showcase possible.  I had a great time hosting the event and it was fun to see all the connections that were made among the faculty, staff, and visitors.  Find below the video compilation I put together for the presentation introduction.

Many thanks,

Matthew Regan, ITG

[LuxTalk] – CLC iPad Showcase Open house – March 28, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

Our second LuxTalk of the Spring 2014 semester will be March 28 in the TEAL classroom at 17 Hillhouse Avenue, where the informal venue will be an open house with instructors showcasing how they used one of the CLC iPad class sets for a semester.  The doors will open at 11.00 am, with opening remarks at11:15 am, lasting until 12:45 pm.  A light lunch will be provided.

Presenters stationed around the room will demonstrate how they used iPads in their courses, answer questions, and explain how the mobile devices have influenced or changed the way they teach.


ITS and Library Staff

Special Guests

  • Carol Bascom-Slack
  • Jasmina Beširević
  • Donald Brown
  • Claudia Calhoun
    American Studies
  • Kaury Kucera
  • Andrew Miranker
  • Maria Moreno
  • Cynthia Schwarz
  • Tiffany Tsang
  • Marta Wells


  • Lauren King
    Bass Library
  • Christopher Medeiros
  • Matthew Regan


  • David Gary
    Yale University Library
  • Sara Sapire
    Yale Press

Please join us on March 28 in the TEAL classroom at 17 Hillhouse for lunch and casual conversation.

Need help finding the location?

The Collaborative Learning Center is a broad coalition of Yale entities in support of teaching and learning.
For more information on the series, please visit

History of Tablet Computers – Timeline

Have you ever wondered when the first tablet computer was developed?  The answer may surprise you.  The following timeline from Dipity is pretty extensive and fun to look at, to boot.



Find a companion article by Charles McLellan on ZDNet: Tablet Computers: An Overview

In case you missed it

I posted earlier this week about the Yale a cappella group A^2 whose members use iPads during the group’s performances to sample and loop their voices. Last night on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon hosted Billy Joel where they performed a two-man doo-wop group using an iPad and an app called Loopy to record four voice samples, overlay them, and play them back.  Check it out.