There are so many initiatives and action research on iPods. I particularly like the two resources mentioned below because……
1) Apple page gives you a comprehensive view on what is available and how they could be utilized in different contexts. (http://www.apple.com/ca/education/why-apple/ )
2) Glow is a larger scale initiative based on research findings which has proven results. (http://www.mrcroy.com/)
Hope you’d find this useful.
I checked out HGP on iTunes. Is Nathan Wood the seller and has a website at www.hagipod.com? With the flash cards, can pictures and audio be added to them or only text? I teach English as a second language and this year our students will use iPod touches so I'm trying to find free apps. Flash cards, quizzes, and game-type learning apps. Kaushilya and Richard, thanks for your posts!
I'm going to try using them as an alternative computer...trying to find apps that will do something similar to the regular computers. Right now I'm working on finding a good cartooning app because I want to take rock cycle pictures and allow students to demonstrate what they've learned about the rock cycle in a cartoon format.
The only thing I've discovered that might work is one of the storytelling apps. I could upload rock picture image files, that could be downloaded to the iTouches and then used by the storytelling app.
Not sure if I'm missing something...maybe the could edit these somehow with one of the photo editing apps and make them more fun. But I don't know. I find that Tony Vincent's page has been very helpful in getting things off the ground. I'd love to hear your ideas, too.
I like your idea. Do you have the Storykit app? A teacher in my building has used it in combination with students written work and artwork. You could do something similar with the rock cycle. The students drew whatever (the rock cycle), took pictures of it, uploaded them into the Storykit app, recorded their voices explaining their art, either took pics of their written work or typed it in and basically created a digital book.
I don't because I was looking at Storyrobe. What's the difference? and I ahven't bought a gift card yet. But I'm going to do that soon. I was thinking more that they'd edit photos and then do something in a doodler app to draw the cycle and then blend them together. But your idea may be even better.
Hmmmm... I'm not familiar with Storyrobe so I'm not sure what the difference is, sorry. The photos and doodler app sound like good ideas too. Let me know if you end up doing the project and how it turns out. Good luck!
There are some great ideas floating around here. You must check out some of the other discussions occurring on this forum site as well. check out the following link, http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways/
Like Elise, I also use iPods in the Kindergarten classroom. I've checked out her blog and she has some great ideas about how to implement this technology! In my classroom, my students also use many letter, word study, and Moving Picture book apps, as well as math apps that support the standards my state has set for its students. Check out my blog for more ideas http://ikindergarten.blogspot.com/
I am the principal of a school in Baltimore County that is piloting the use of IPods in our fourth and fifth grade classrooms. We have some cool things going on. Check out my blog for details....
We are looking for folks to share our learning and to collaborate.