Montana educator Jason Neiffer uses the metaphor of “creating information traps” to describe strategies for digitally capturing and archiving information for later use. In this three minute screencast, Wesley Fryer demonstrates how you can use a free “wish list” (included with every Amazon.com account) as an “information trap” for books on an iPad. To complete the steps demonstrated in this screencast, you will need the login credentials for your Amazon.com account as well as the free Amazon Mobile app for iPad.
On a technical note, I created this screencast using the free/trial version of Air Server software. Like Reflection App, Air Server is software (for Apple as well as Windows computers) which turns any laptop or desktop computer into an Apple TV capable of “Air Play” mirroring using an iPad 2, ‘iPad New’ or iPhone 4S device. I recorded the screencast using Screenflow Software for Mac. I ended up starting this recording about ten times and fully recording it twice before I got it right. I could have created this more quickly using the iPad app “Explain Everything,” but I wanted to be able to show ‘live scrolling’ in the iPad browser. This is the first iPad tutorial screencast I’ve made using Air Server, and also my first one using the Chrome web browser for iPad.
I’ve added this video to a new playlist I created on my YouTube channel for “iPad Tutorials.” If you’re interested, a link to my main Amazon Wish List / Reading list is also available. 🙂
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