Game-Based Learning With The iPod Touch
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Game-Based Learning With The iPod Touch



The iPod Touch is an incredible tool in the classroom in the hands of our digital learners. Game-based learning is an up-and-coming area of interest in education. What if those two met?

The iPod Touch is an incredible tool in the classroom in the hands of our digital learners. Game-based learning is an up-and-coming area of interest in education. What if those two met?



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  • A World of Gaming and Learning in My Hand
    • Game-based Learning with the iPod Touch
  • Lucas Gillispie Instructional Technology Coordinator Pender County Schools On Twitter - @PCSTech With thanks to... Craig Lawson Cape Fear Middle On Twitter - @midlawsondle
  • Resources Are Located At: View slide
  • Do You Have Your “Teacher Glasses” On? View slide
  • Let’s Talk Trends...
  • ENIAC 1946 50,000 floating operations/sec $6 million (inflation adjusted) 28 tons iPod Touch 4G 2010 33,900,000 floating operations/sec $205 4.1 ounces
  • Which One Fits In Your Pocket?
  • Your Students Probably Already Know How To Use Them
  • 45 Million Sold
  • The Computer Lab Is Going Away
  • “ If I Can Google It, Why Do I Need You To Tell Me?”
  • Apps: A New Way To Get Software
  • Video Games Have Changed… Did You Notice?
  • Video Games Then
  • Video Games Today
  • Compare This Interface…
  • … To This One.
  • “ ...the designers of many good games have hit on profoundly good methods of getting people to learn and to enjoy learning .” -James Paul Gee, University of Madison Wisconsin
  • Learning works best when new challenges are “ pleasantly frustrating ” in the sense of being felt by learners to be at the outer edge of, but within their “regime of competence”. That is, these challenges feel hard, but doable . (Gee, 2007, p. 36).
  • OK, Let's Play!
    • Hands-On Time
  • The Basics: A Tour
  • Front-Facing Camera Volume Control Home Button Sleep/Reset
  • Rear-Facing Camera Headphone Jack Microphone Speaker 30-pin Dock
  • Essential Skills Copy/Paste Saving Pictures Screenshots Pinch and Zoom
  • Osmos
  • Osmos Curricular Connections: Newton’s 3rd Law Inertia/Momentum Planetary Motion/Orbit Loose Connection to Cellular Biology
  • SIMS 3: World Adventures
  • SIMS 3: World Adventures Curricular Connections: Language Arts: Reading and Writing Life Skills Digital Storytelling Literature Connections
  • “ Connar was a young man who lived in the heart of Sim City. He lives alone, but he is happy with his life.”
  • Digital Storytelling With Comics SIMS 3 Strip Designer
  • Civilization Revolution
  • Civilization Revolution Curricular Connections: World History Critical Thinking - Historical Scenarios and What If? Vocabulary Building (w/ Context!) Writing!
  • Civilization Revolution “ What? Gandhi’s archers just slaughtered my guys!” “ We are researching Eli Whitney in one of my other classes, and he just appeared in one of my cities!” “ Abe’s not honest. He promised me peace!”
  • “ The Greeks attack my village, my people, and my pride. My people are kidnapped. The Greeks offered to return them for gold; however, I do not have the quantity of gold they require for the safe return of my people.” “ It is amazing how reliant people are on violence...” “ For the most part, Elizabeth was a queen who wanted peace. Caesar on the other hand loved to fight and dominate.” “ Today, I established the great city of Rome. I then got a visit from Alexander the Great, and he told me of a barbarian village that was plotting to destroy my small city.”
  • Word Fu Spore Origins
  • Play A Game, Tell A Story
  • Strip Designer
  • Management Tips
  • Check-In and Check-Out
  • Always On The Desk
  • Facedown for Attention
  • Security: Lock Them Up!
  • The Cart
  • Questions?
  • Resources