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Week 2 iPad Reflection: What’s in Kate’s Bag?



What’s in my bag? Well there are actually two bags that I’m including here: my laptop case/bag and my general bag I bring to class and work. Today I have:

  • iPad Air
  • iPad charger
  • Laptop
  • Samsung phone
  • Bamboo Tablet and usb cord
  • Bamboo Pen
  • Papers/quizes to to grade
  • Sketch book
  • 1 woodless pencil
  • 1 mechanical pencil
  • 4 pens
  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Pocket screwdriver
  • Heavy duty staples
  • Receipts
  • Lists
  • Tissues
  • Hair brush
  • 1 bottle of water
  • 2 rocks

I can say over all I am carrying less than I was as an undergraduate because I can leave a lot of my books that are not digitized, a spare charger for my laptop and other supplies in my office. The iPad has also condensed how much I have to carry. Theoretically the receipts and lists could be converted though these need to go to someone who does not use an iPad so this becomes a problem when not everyone uses the same level of technology.  this also is a factor in the stack of papers I had to bring home from the class I teach. Though the students were allowed to do their in class assignment on a laptop or iPad and email it to me, many either do not have one or chose not to bring it. I plan to scan all of these into my iPad. I would not have to carry my laptop if I had a way to hook the iPad to a projector for my class and if I had an app on the iPad that was capable of competing with photoshop and aftereffects programs which would also eliminate the tablet.

I cannot live with out my cellphone, sketchbook and woodless pencil. My cellphone is still my preferred way of communicating with a lot of people. I like keeping it separate from my other devices and I only upgrade when necessary( hence the very old phone). My sketch book is a must! It never runs out of battery life and I take it everywhere whether it is the small one I am carrying today or the larger one I usually use, I always have one on hand. Though there are some great apps that claim to be sketchbooks and work really well, there is still nothing like a woodless pencil.

Most surprising thing? I don’t think it surprises me but it would probably go to the heavy duty staples and the rocks. The staples were part of a project I was working on and I left staple gun is in my office. I collect things like rocks that I find inspiring for my art that are small enough and I don’t feel a photo does justice.

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  1. Jay.Loomis@stonybrook.edu

    February 11, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Great combination of creative tool – no doubt you’re an artist! What’s a bamboo tablet? Do you use any sketching apps?

  2. Hey Kate, I love Bamboo pens!
    This goes to all, I love to see the proliferation of Mac devices in our student community. Apple almost went belly up in the mid 90’s, nowadays, they are selling 34K iPhones per hour.

  3. Christopher Stratis

    February 12, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    You have a fantastic assortment of things in there! Everything seems essential.

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