Touch the Future: iPod Applications that Inspire Learning

Sara Beauchamp-Hicks
beauchampsara@gmail.com
Digital Generation


Quick Share:
Why are you here? What do you know about iPods? iPhone?
Future of handhelds in schools? Policies? Practice?

What is interesting about the iPod Touch that makes it a tool we would want to use in the schools?

New to iPod Touch/iPhone?
All you need to know and more.

Liz Kolb

Negaunee High School: Our Story
  • 30 iPod Touch
  • Set-up
  • Syncing Multiple iPods
  • iTunes Store: Creating an Account without a Credit Card
  • Special Education, Foreign Language, Computer-Aid Design, Library

Questions to consider about using iPods in schools
  • Pedagogical
    • Classroom management, interaction with the technology, content access, student focus, plagiarism, cheating, cameras, recording device, etc.
  • Infrastructure
    • Syncing, managing updates, maintenance, iTunes accounts, sharing applications, music
  • Acceptable Use Policy
    • Allowed to use the schools, but not their own? Access to the networks, filtering, monitoring of use

iPod Touch Demonstration

iPod Touch Apps
Creativity
PhotoShop

Book Readers
Barnes and Noble
Kindle
Stanza

Books
A Christmas Carol
Iliad and The Odyssey
President Obama's Inaugural Address

Elementary/Middle
ABC Pocket Phonics
iWrite Words Lite

Middle/High School
Cliff Notes: Macbeth

Music
Pandora
Shazam

Utility
Evernote
Dropbox
Tweetdeck

News
NPR News
New York Times
Consumer Reports
Associated Press


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