The Louisiana Classicist

November 10, 2013

apps and programs collection

Filed under: resources — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 9:01 am
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Douris Man with wax tablet

Yuri Weydling (BRMHS, Baton Rouge) shared this link with me:

Roman Ruins HD for iPad

I am not an ipad user myself, but are there other apps for apple or android devices that you find useful in teaching? Share with the class (i.e., comment below please)!

I will add that my favorite flashcard program is called Anki — there are versions for web-based browsers, desktop (Win / Mac / Lin), and various mobile devices, all able to be synced so your progress on your deck(s) is the same no matter where you are practicing.


July 21, 2011

resources: Interpres (for Mac)

Filed under: resources — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 10:24 am
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For those of us who work with Mac, the recent update to OSX Lion has changed the operability of some programs. From LatinTeach user Lauren Janowitz:

One big change is that Lion removes support for older, PowerPC-based software, meaning that none of this software will work after upgrading. One piece of software that falls into this category is Latin WORDS, which is a Mac version of the Whitaker’s Words dictionary/parser. Thankfully, I was able to find a nearly identical replacement that will work under Lion.

Interpes is an excellent Words replacement that maintains the very fast startup time (and is also free).

Lauren also informs us that Mac users can check the compatibility of other programs by following the procedure laid out at Tekserve.

Versions of WORDS also exists for DOS, Windows (95/NT/98/ME/2000/XP), Linux and FreeBSD, and OS/2.

What resources do you think we should know about? Any gems out there for i-devices?


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