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Games and Learning on the iPod Touch


This presentation was used as part of a workshop on gaming in the classroom at the 2010 Games in Education Symposium. It addresses changes in technology, mobile learning, logistics, and a variety of …

This presentation was used as part of a workshop on gaming in the classroom at the 2010 Games in Education Symposium. It addresses changes in technology, mobile learning, logistics, and a variety of games and how they can be used for engaged student learning.

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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 Available At: www.edurealms.com
  • 4. Let’s Talk Trends...
  • 5. ENIAC 1946 5,000 operations/sec 28 tons iPod Touch 3G 2009 281,555 operations/sec* 4.1 ounces
  • 6. Which One Fits In Your Pocket? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladislav/272178933/
  • 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/857615720/ Your Students Probably Already Know How To Use Them
  • 8. 32 Million Sold
  • 9. The Computer Lab Is Going Away http://www.flickr.com/photos/shinyai/278022940/
  • 10. “ If I Can Google It, Why Do I Need You To Tell Me?” http://www.flickr.com/photos/proctorarchives/4815986162/
  • 11. http://thesmallwave.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/software2.jpg Apps: A New Way To Get Software
  • 12. Buy The App Once!
  • 13.  
  • 14. OK, Let's Play!
    • Hands-On Time
  • 15. iPod Touch at a Glance Wi-Fi Antenna Home Button Sleep/Wake Button Volume Control Dock Connector Headphone Port
  • 16. Settings Safari Music Video
  • 17. Essential Skills Copy/Paste Saving Pictures Screenshots Pinch and Zoom
  • 18. Osmos
  • 19. Osmos Curricular Connections: Newton’s 3rd Law Inertia/Momentum Planetary Motion/Orbit Loose Connection to Cellular Biology
  • 20. SIMS 3: World Adventures
  • 21. SIMS 3: World Adventures Curricular Connections: Language Arts: Reading and Writing Life Skills Digital Storytelling Literature Connections
  • 22. “ Connar was a young man who lived in the heart of Sim City. He lives alone, but he is happy with his life.”
  • 23. Digital Storytelling With Comics SIMS 3 Strip Designer
  • 24. Civilization Revolution
  • 25. Civilization Revolution Curricular Connections: World History Critical Thinking - Historical Scenarios and What If? Writing!
  • 26. 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!”
  • 27. “ 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.”
  • 28. Word Fu Spore Origins
  • 29. Play A Game, Tell A Story
  • 30. Strip Designer
  • 31. Management Tips
  • 32. Check-In and Check-Out http://www.rdpl.org/images/events/book_checkout_1970_resized.gif
  • 33. Always On The Desk http://gothamschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/1696964330_e832798090.jpg
  • 34. http://diary.piku.org.uk/files/2008/12/ipod-touch-back.jpg Facedown for Attention
  • 35. http://gadgetsin.com/uploads/2010/03/spiderpodium_iphone_holder_1.jpg Security: Lock Them Up!
  • 36. Resources
  • 37. Questions?
  • 38. The Cart
  • 39. Costs This is what our district paid for our last purchases. Item Price Bretford Case $ 1019.96 20 iPod Touch $ 3383.00 13” MacBook $ 864.45 Apple Care $ 155.55 Total $ 5422.96 Item Price Bretford Cart $ 1954.96 30 iPod Touch $ 5074.50 13” MacBook $ 864.45 Apple Care $ 155.55 Total $ 8049.46