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Game-Based Learning With The iPod Touch


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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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    • 1. A World of Gaming and Learning in My Hand
      • Game-based Learning with the iPod Touch
    • 2. Lucas Gillispie Instructional Technology Coordinator Pender County Schools On Twitter - @PCSTech With thanks to... Craig Lawson Cape Fear Middle On Twitter - @midlawsondle
    • 3. Resources Are Located At:
    • 4. Do You Have Your “Teacher Glasses” On?
    • 5. Let’s Talk Trends...
    • 6. 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
    • 7. Which One Fits In Your Pocket?
    • 8. Your Students Probably Already Know How To Use Them
    • 9. 45 Million Sold
    • 10. The Computer Lab Is Going Away
    • 11. “ If I Can Google It, Why Do I Need You To Tell Me?”
    • 12. Apps: A New Way To Get Software
    • 13. Video Games Have Changed… Did You Notice?
    • 14. Video Games Then
    • 15. Video Games Today
    • 16. Compare This Interface…
    • 17. … To This One.
    • 18. “ ...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
    • 19. 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).
    • 20.  
    • 21. OK, Let's Play!
      • Hands-On Time
    • 22. The Basics: A Tour
    • 23. Front-Facing Camera Volume Control Home Button Sleep/Reset
    • 24. Rear-Facing Camera Headphone Jack Microphone Speaker 30-pin Dock
    • 25. Essential Skills Copy/Paste Saving Pictures Screenshots Pinch and Zoom
    • 26. Osmos
    • 27. Osmos Curricular Connections: Newton’s 3rd Law Inertia/Momentum Planetary Motion/Orbit Loose Connection to Cellular Biology
    • 28. SIMS 3: World Adventures
    • 29. SIMS 3: World Adventures Curricular Connections: Language Arts: Reading and Writing Life Skills Digital Storytelling Literature Connections
    • 30. “ Connar was a young man who lived in the heart of Sim City. He lives alone, but he is happy with his life.”
    • 31. Digital Storytelling With Comics SIMS 3 Strip Designer
    • 32. Civilization Revolution
    • 33. Civilization Revolution Curricular Connections: World History Critical Thinking - Historical Scenarios and What If? Vocabulary Building (w/ Context!) Writing!
    • 34. 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!”
    • 35. “ 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.”
    • 36. Word Fu Spore Origins
    • 37. Play A Game, Tell A Story
    • 38. Strip Designer
    • 39. Management Tips
    • 40. Check-In and Check-Out
    • 41. Always On The Desk
    • 42. Facedown for Attention
    • 43. Security: Lock Them Up!
    • 44. The Cart
    • 45. Questions?
    • 46. Resources