Tablets & smartphones: Gadgets for Good? - a storify from Net Tuesday Vancouver

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NetSquared Cambridge organizer Mel Findlater recently spoke at Net Tuesday Vancouver on how tablets and smartphones such as the iPad and iphone really can create social change in education, for people with disabilities, older people, and in your everyday productivity. Mel shared inspirational stories - she showed us how tablets can be used to prevent dementia and allow autistic adults to communicate in ways never before possible.

Check out the storify for Mel's slides, photos, videos and a list of mobile apps that can create meaningful improvements in people's quality of life.

Tablets & smartphones: Gadgets for Good?

Mel Findlater shares how tablets and smartphones such as the iPad and iphone really can create social change in education, for people with disabilities, older people, and in your everyday productivity.

Storified by Net Tuesday· Sat, Jan 12 2013 12:08:09

Tablets, Smartphones, iPads, iPhones: Gadgets for Good?Net Tuesday is thrilled to have Mel Findlater from NetSquared Cambridge present on mobile technology for good this month. =========== Abo...
Our presenter, from Cambridge UK
Melanie Findlater (melfindlater) on TwitterInstantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.
Tablets and Smartphones - Gadgets for Good?Prezi transcript Tablets and Smartphones Gadgets for Good? Communication Independence Tablets & Smartphones- Gadgets for Good? They just ...
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Ha! RT @nettuesday: #ntvan @melfindlater rocks the smart world... Who pushes the envelope, Mel does!Melanie Findlater
thx everyone at @nettuesday for all of the good discussion tonight. So much enthusaism - great group! #ntvanMelanie Findlater
@melfindlater @NetTuesday Great point of entry for us newbies at Net Tuesday. Thank you, Mel! #ntvanRyan Calbick
See more sections below... Photos, feeds, links and our glorious hosts.
Flickr photo set with photos by Linda Liu
Content from Tablets & smartphones: Gadgets for Good?Net Tuesday January 8 2013 www.meetup.com/Vancouver-social-media-nonprofits-social-c... Ever wondered what the big deal is about these ne...
Video by Eoghan Moriarty of Mindagape Creative. The video is dark, but the audio mix is SWEET!
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The feed ...
#ntvan can you share your story with @melflatlinerDavid Gloyn-Cox
#ntvan the device is not the focus it is the tool to achieve the goal of salient and worthwhile educationNet Tuesday Meetup
#ntvan look back to the olden days... limited classroom... The pre silicon days.Net Tuesday Meetup
RT @elijah: Super rad(ical) video on new ways to teach. “@NetTuesday: #ntvan The Flipped Classroom http://www.flippedclassroom.com/”Ajay Masala Puri
@FizaAlam if u weren't a virtual teacher video on new ways to teach. “@NetTuesday: #ntvan The Flipped Classroom http://www.flippedclassroom.com/”KallMeK
Super rad(ical) video on new ways to teach. “@NetTuesday: #ntvan The Flipped Classroom http://www.flippedclassroom.com/”Eli van der Giessen
I love @melfindlater ‘s conversational approach at @NetTuesday. Come back to the west coast! #ntvan @Net2CambEli van der Giessen
#ntvan imagine the voice of Julie andrews @melfindlater sings and shows a few of her favourite things.Net Tuesday Meetup
O god not w/ my husky voice! RT @nettuesday: #ntvan imagine voice of Julie andrews @melfindlater sings & shows a few of her favourite thingsMelanie Findlater
#ntvan nice participation from the audience... Great to hear the comment.Thank you net tuesday peeps :)Net Tuesday Meetup
Great to be at @NetTuesday #ntvan to learn some tips and tricks on using smartphones and tablets for good. I'm on a tablet right now!PeaceGeeks
#ntvan Making the impossible possible!Net Tuesday Meetup
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An finally but not least our great hosts for the night.
Thanks @thenetworkhub for hosting @NetTuesday tonight! So swanky. #ntvan http://pic.twitter.com/Y6boFMjdKimberly Antifaeff
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