Stephanie Hedge is a graduate student in the Department of English at Ball State University. You can follow her on twitter at @slhedge.
I present this post with a two caveats: first, this post is written with iPads in mind (particularly as I discuss apps), because that’s what I use, but the basic principles hold for any tablet, including the neat-o Microsoft Surface. Secondly, I recognize that tablets can be prohibitively expensive for graduate students. However, new advances in tech are bringing down prices, and some schools may provide a tech budget for students. Check what kinds of devices are available to you! Although the cost can be high, I find the flexibility and utility of an iPad to be well worth the investment.
Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/teaching-tablets#ixzz2DXpCoLQr
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