iPod touch (SGVCUE 2010)
iPods aren't just for enjoying your favorite audio, video, and images. They can be a powerful tool in education. This will introduce attendess to some of the ways that iPods are being used in the classroom as well as presenting a number of applications that are excellent for personalized learning.
STUDENT CENTERED IDEAS
Flash cards for review of concepts
HOW TO on PC: http://www.mrcoley.com/flashcards/flashcards_howto.htm
HOW TO on MAC: http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/story.php?itemID=16472&version=7386&page=2
Studycasts (Brent Coley)
Create concept videos using a webcam attached to your document camera; archive to .mp4 or .m4v format and then synch to devices. Kids can take home and study.
TEACHER-CENTERED APPLICATIONS & APPS
iCal or Google Calendar for a virtual planner
Create a mobile class website using just a Google Doc
Sample Unit Plans
DEVICE MANAGEMENT IN THE CLASSROOM
Real case scenario
Fair play allows you to install an app on up to five computers at one time This does NOT include iPods Unlimited ability to add to ipods means you pay once for a paid app
How to manage this without the utopian solution?
Color coding of ipods
Use round colored stickers to identify ipod groups
Place corresponding sticker on "home" computer with iTunes
Always synch that ipod group with the "home" computer
Won't lose apps; won't lose data, music, pictures (flash cards), etc.
What if they bring in their own ipods?
It gets messy and students will lose data and apps they added at home if they synch with the school computer
Recommendation is to then only install free apps as they can use them at home or school.
MORE IPOD TOUCH LINKS & RESOURCES