Showing posts with label Ipod. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ipod. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Infographic - Multitasking: Your Brain on Media

This is an interesting infographic from Rasmussen College. Multitasking: This is Your Brain on Media illustrates the increase between 1999 and 2009 in media consumption among people eight to eighteen years old. The infographic illustrates not just the increase in media consumption but also the device through which that media is consumed. The most interesting aspect of the infographic is the effect on the brain of multitasking with media.

Applications for Education
If you don't allow students to use iPods during a study hall period, you've probably heard plenty of pleas from students to change your mind. This infographic might help you explain to students why you don't allow them to use iPods during study hall.

H/T to Cool Infographics

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

InClass - An App for Text, Audio, and Video Notes

InClass is a free iPhone and iPad app that could be a very useful tool for students carrying those devices. InClass provides students with tools for taking text, audio, and video notes. Students can also use the app to take pictures of hand-outs, slides, and other valuable information that they see in class.

Taking notes is not all that InClass can be used for. It can also be used as a task management tool to help students keep track of their schedules and due dates. To share notes, images, videos, and schedules students can connect InClass to their Facebook accounts.

Make Use Of, where I first discovered InClass, has some good screen shots of InClass in action. You can also find some video tutorials for InClass on their YouTube channel.

Applications for Education
For students that have iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touches the InClass app could be a great way to take notes and keep track of notes. The option to record audio while note taking will be helpful to students who miss something during classroom conversations to go back and hear it later.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

iPhones, Google Forms, and Walkthroughs

Adam Truitt (aka @moutainteacher) recently contacted me with an epublication that I think will be handy for school administrators. 21st Century Walkthrough is a ten page guide to using Google Docs Forms and an iPhone or iPod Touch to record and analyze school or classroom walkthrough data. The guide provides directions with screen images for setting up a form, setting up your iPhone, and analyzing the data collected.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Nominate Your Favorite Apps for IEAR Awards

Back in July I shared a new resource called IEAR which is dedicated to the review of iPod, iPhone, and iPad applications for education. Today, IEAR announced the first annual IEAR Awards. IEAR is currently seeking nominations in nineteen categories. If you have a favorite educational iPhone, iPod, or iPad app, go ahead and nominate it for an IEAR Award.

Even if you don't nominate an app, you'll want to follow the IEAR Awards to discover the applications that other teachers are using in their classrooms.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Learn iPhone & iPad App Development
Develop an Android App Without Coding
Get Free Technology for Teachers on Your Kindle

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

IEAR - Mobile Education Apps Review is a community powered review of educational applications for mobile devices. IEAR is primarily focused on iPod, iPhone, and iPad apps but there are also some mentions of Android apps. Contributions from teachers are welcome through the online submission form. Students can also make contributions if their teachers apply for student app reviewer access.

I learned about IEAR through a recent post by Vicki Davis.

Applications for Education
The increasing number of schools trying to implement the use of mobile devices in their classrooms creates a demand for a site like IEAR. IEAR's reviews could become a great resource for teachers and administrators searching for quality applications to use in their classrooms.

Monday, February 22, 2010

NASA Lunar Simulator on iPhone and iPod Touch

I don't often write posts about iPhone apps or iPod Touch apps, but today I learned about one that I had to pass along. NASA recently released an iPhone app that they're calling the Lunar Electric Rover Simulator. As I don't have an iPhone or iPod Touch myself, I haven't been able to try it yet, but the Lunar Electric Rover Simulator looks like it could be a fun learning experience for students that have iPhones or iPod Touches. The app is free and can be found in the app store where you can see more screen shots of the app in action.

Mashable, which is where I learned about the app, has some more information that you may be interested in reading.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
Explore Google Sky
View the Moon in Google Earth
NASA eClips - Educational Videos for K-12 Students

Friday, February 29, 2008

Free Technology For Teachers: Educational Uses for Ipods

One of my favorite websites, Open Culture, has reposted a list of ten ways to make your Ipod a better learning gadget. The list covers the basic uses of Ipods for education. The list also included a couple of more advanced ideas about using Ipods as an educational device.

My favorite item from Open Culture's list is the Ipod eBook Creator program. The Ipod eBook Creator is a means for turning your text documents (I'm thinking about my lecture outlines) into Ipod compatible formats that you can share with others via email or other peer to peer sharing devices. The Ipod eBook Creator can also be used to convert web pages to Ipod compatible eBooks.

Applications for Educators
I can see the Ipod eBook Creator being used in advanced placement courses with highly motivated students. As students' lives become busier they will need more mobile means of studying. Take a look around a high school AP class or other college preparatory class and see how many students are using a laptop as a study tool. Converting lecture notes and other study resources to a mobile format is one way to help busy students study.