While faculty and staff spooned up chili in a bread bowl, librarian Rachel Thomas demonstrated how to create QR codes, technologist Jason Spartz illustrated the use of Dropbox, and Dr. Casey Finnerty presented a good case for the use of EVERNOTE and Diigo. All of these “apps” can be downloaded for free.

QR (Quick Response) is a bar code in the shape of a square that contains information, in many cases a website address. As an example, if you have a smart phone with an application that can scan bar codes or QR codes, you’ll be able to scan this bar code with the camera in your phone, and the application will read the QR Code. After a few seconds the website that is contained within the code will appear on your phone. This is only one of the many ways in which you might make use of QR codes.


Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers automatically–so files can easily be accessed on your PC, your laptop, and your mobile and then can just as easily be shared with others. Your files follow you seamlessly.

EVERNOTE makes it easy to remember things big and small using your computer, phone, and the web. It captures anything–type a text note, clip a web page, snap a photo, etc. and then EVERNOTE will organize it for you.

Diigo also helps you to collect and organize. You can also use it to easily share your bookmarks, highlights, notes with others on any PC, Mac, browser, or smart phone.

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