Any learning experience using a hand-held or mobile electronic device i.e. listening to audio books or podcasts
Mobile devices used to collect information and take notes outside the classroom
Students interact from different locations-make connections
Real life context for learning-learners use their surroundings and other people as learning resources
Collaborative groups of students solve problems or complete projects
Students conduct research at a location such as the Washington Monument
What is Mobile Learning? What Tools are Needed for Mobile Learning? tools to create digital content tools to get that content to students tools to give students on demand access to content
Download Apps Update Apps iTunes- find and share content with students such as podcasts, vodcasts, videos, audio recordings Sync with iTunesconnect iPod touch to your computer, or transfer audiobooks, and podcasts you downloaded to iTunes library on your Mac or PC Photos - organize Share Photos Sync Photos Home Screencustomized Home screens. What Can I Do With an iPod?
Search the Websyncs bookmarks from your PC or Mac, Google and Yahoo! search built in
Web Clipscreate a Home screen icon, or web clip
ZoomGet a closer look. View websites in portrait or landscape- rotate iPod touch and the web page rotates
Mailworks with existing email accounts, MobileMe, Google Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL--and most IMAP and POP mail systems-supports rich HTML email, so images and photos appear -email attachments in original formats, including PDF; Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; and iWork.
Compose Instantlyrecognizes email addresses in different applications to open a new message and address it
Type Smart-built-in dictionary predicts and suggests words, rotate iPod touch on its side to switch keyboard
to landscape for larger keys
Mapsget directions, find locations
Find Yourselffinds your location using known Wi-Fi hotspots
Calendarworks with Yahoo!, Google, Microsoft Outlook, iCal, MobileMe, and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Add events-Set reminders
Noteswrite a reminder and use built-in email to send notes to yourself or others.
CalculatorIn portrait mode-simple calculations- in landscape as a scientific calculator
At Louisa-Muscatine Elementary School, special education students use iPods to take tests by listening to the test questions while viewing them on both the iPod screen and on their paper to work more independently with greater self-esteem. http://www.apple.com/education/profiles/louisamuscatine/
Listen to students’ podcasts at Wells Elementary School. Educators in many countries download and listen to the podcasts. Then they ask questions for the students answer in the future podcasts. http://www.apple.com/education/profiles/wells/
Differentiated Instruction For students that struggle with reading- record passages and let them listen to the audio while they read Have instructions available in an audio file For students who excel, have them create audio content Use Audacity, a free program Sourceforge, to create audio files. Podcasting both audio and video on any topic ALWAYS FREE You subscribe to a podcast. Using the iPod differentiates your instruction and allows on demand learning. Some Sources of podcasts for education Discovery Channel: Animal Planet* National Geographic: Dangerous Encounters* NASACast* PBS - Nature* TEDTalks* Stories for Kids* Hooked on Phonics* Get podcasts from iTunes. Using iPods in the Classroom Podcasts created by kids
Increase Reading FluencyIncrease vocabulary skills and reading fluency -Have the students read aloud into iPod -share with parents –use vocabulary builder apps -create your own recordings of vocabulary words modified for your students Use Your iPod as A PresenterWith an AV cable show videos or photo slideshows Use Existing Content Add to iTunes and distribute to iPods Teacher, School and YouTube -resources for video. Use Kick YouTube or Kiss YouTube to download videos from YouTube free YouTube to ipod converter Download VoiceThread projects ($2.99 per video or $10 for 10) Use iSquint to convert CDs and DVDs Explore iTunes U Create a slideshow from photos using: Flickr Picasa In iTunes: Tutorials Podcasts Audiobooks Study Guides Applications (compass, calculator, weight/exercise management) News Sources Research Tools
iPod Manuals, User Guides and Tutorials: Troubleshoot problems , get new educational downloads
Video iPod Tutorial: how to add podcasts, videos to your iPod
Learn to Podcast: introduction to creating your own podcast
iPod Lesson Plans: engage students, ideas include learning math with music and creating an audio tour
Librivox: podcasts and recordings of book chapters from many literary genres
LearnOutLoud.com: free audio books and lectures
iPodSync: Sync up Outlook accounts with your iPod using automatic updates and transfers for notes, calendar appointments, e-mail, news feeds
MP3 to iPod Converter: convert MP3s to audio books
iGadget: Make class notes, presentations, study guides iPod-friendly ,move files back and forth between your iPod and computer
Plato Video to iPod Converter: transform video formats into MP4 to upload onto your iPod
iPodifier: Sync iPod with TiVo, Windows Media Player or SageTV to view video streams
iWriter: create your own iPod study tools, includes quick tutorial
YouTube to iPod Converter 2.6: watch educational videos to review for tests, or add them to a presentation
Telltale Weekly: purchase AAC-formatted audio books and stories for 25 cents each
Free Classic AudioBooks: Find books like Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Huckleberry Finn and The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Talking Books Network: listen to key chapters of books or critiques of literary
Project Gutenberg: online library of audio books and e-books in various languages
iLingo: foreign language program includes tutorials in Italian, German, Portuguese, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Russian
Classroom Aids The Teaching Company: courses and study guides on topics such as Ancient and Modern History, Religion, Philosophy, Science and Mathematics Portable Notes: guide to install Portable Notes to review class notes and study guides away from your computer Merriam-Webster Reference Dictionary: look up words and definitions in class or anywhere StudyGuideGuru: literature study guides
iPod in Education: tutorials and downloads for using the iPod in education Research at Chicago: podcast with interviews and reports onresearch projects in psychology, physics, law Business English: improve your professional English skills withthis podcast. History According to Bob: Ancient Greece to World War I to the Aztecs Openculture: Free Educational Podcasts: free podcasts from colleges and universities like Columbia, Dartmouth, Notre Dame, Stanford Law and the London School of Economics
Education Friendly Apps Pamela Rups, Faculty Technology Center Coordinator at Western Michigan University, suggests:
Apps toturn iPod into a portable hard drive
Apps like Air Sharing by Avatron Software, mbDrive by mbpowertools or Wifi Flash Drive
by Loop Tek turn iPods into wireless portable flash drives to upload files from computers The Mikey external microphone by Blue or built in microphones allow teachers to give students instant feedback on oral or audio assignments.
student podcasts which tell about their lives and interests
iPodder podcasts use a blog site such as BlogMatrix or eBlogger to host content.
How Does This Work? One possible way to use iPods: Kids take their iPods home to revisit lessons and share them One student described this as taking the teacher home The students return the iPod the next day. Parents sign a statement listing the value of the iPod and agreeing to replace it if damaged or lost.
Create Original Content Use iMovie or Movie Maker-create tutorials and upload them i.e. math problems with solutions, the water cycle in actionUse iSight camera and microphone in a Mac- create instructions, helpful tips, tutorials, recognize students’ accomplishments, or messages to parents. Use video editing software – develop tutorials or step by step instructions Use PowerPoint -create flashcards. Use a Mimio- Record a lesson Use FlipVideo or other hand-held video camera- video content Students can create content: Record reading sessions and book discussions Classroom news Read books for lower grades Create tutorials or steps for solving problems
Developing Original Content Pod EFL (http://blog-efl.blogspot.com/) Providesa range of information about usingand creatinge-learning resources for English language teaching. Podcasts,comprehensive information, short discussions, links to educational technologyapplications for creating blogs and establishing online learning communities. http://www.mogopop.com/portal An iPod authoring tool usingthe Notes capabilityon an iPod. Creates a downloadable installer to get the material you created onto an iPod.
Explore….. Mogopophttp://www.mogopop.com/free Web 2.0 site to create interactive movies, "sites" and books for iPods- to sync content you need to install the Mogopop Manager (a free download for PC or Mac)iWriterhttp://www.talkingpanda.com/iwriter/create iPod study tools.15 day Free Trial ($29.95) iQuizhttp://www.apple.com/itunes/store/games/iquiz.html iQuizMakerhttp://www.iquizmaker.com/create custom quizzes for the iQuiz game
Helpful Resources to Explore Using iPods in Education http://www.videotutorialoutpost.com/externalharddrive.pdfhttp://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/galleryfiles/11675/iPod_unitedstreaming.pdf Apple Learning Exchange- http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/ Apple iPod Learning Lab-http://www.apple.com/education/products/ipod/learninglab.html iPod in Education-http://www.ipodined.org Teaching & Learning Technologies Center, Indiana University http://www.indiana.edu/~tltl/docs/millard/teachwithipod/http://www.learninginhand.com/ipod/lessonplans.html- iPod lesson plans http://www.ilounge.com/- all things iPod http://www.mp4converter.net/guides/how-to-convert-audio-and-video-convert.html http://www.kissyoutube.com/ http://www.mogopop.com/portal http://www.apple.com/itunes/podcasts/- iTunes help http://www.about.com/compute/hubsearch.htm?terms=iPods&SUName=compute - tutorials and guides
Apps for Education http://www.pre-kpages.com/ipods.html-early education uses of iPods http://issuu.com/ktenkely/docs/ilearn_2 - 100 apps for education http://www.iphoneandkids.com/- 5 cute math apps http://www.appalbum.com/apps/educational-games/- links to educational game apps http://delicious.com/tags/ipodclassroom- free and low cost apps for many subjects http://www.apple.com/itunes/store/games/iquiz.html http://www.iquizmaker.com/ http://www.talkingpanda.com/iwriter/ Podcasting http://www.springfield.k12.il.us/ipod/ - podcast resources and examples http://www.missiontolearn.com/2009/10/ipod-educational-content/- links to podcasts http://ipodsinschool.com/- samples of student podcasts http://www.apple.com/education/podcasting/- Apple's guide to podcasting http://engage.doit.wisc.edu/podcasting/ -guide to podcasting http://www.wise-women.org/tutorials/podcast/- Learn to podcast http://www.soundwalk.com/#/TOURS/bronxbaseball/-audio tours http://www.wcities.com/- guides to cities http://www.musicalspanish.com/tutorial/ipod.htm-learn Spanish http://www.raybook.com/catalog/product.php?pid=1 Brain Quest http://www.epnweb.org/index.php?view_mode=about-links to podcasts for many subjects http://220.127.116.11/ipodined/download.php-podcasting resources http://www.summahistorica.com/ podcast on history
Photo Sharing http://www.flickr.com/-share photos http://picasa.google.com/- share photos Study Guides http://www.macworld.com/article/59887/2007/09/oct07playlist.html?t=206- portable notes http://www.audiolearn.net/index.php- study guides http://www.ipreppress.com/Pages/studyguides.htm-Spark Notes http://www.ipreppress.com/ www.raybook.com-study guides, flash cards and more www.notepods.com- guides to literature http://journals.worldnomads.com/language-guides/post/1370.aspx- international languages Applications http://www.ipod-sync.com/- turn iPod into a PDA http://www.freeipodsoftware.com/index.php - convert mp3 to iPod http://www.dvdtompegx.com/html/videotoipod.html- convert video to iPod http://www.redchairsoftware.com/anapod/- video converter http://www.videotutorialoutpost.com/externalharddrive.pdf - use iPod as hard drive http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/galleryfiles/11675/iPod_unitedstreaming.pdf
Audiobooks/ downloadable audio content: http://librivox.org/- audiobooks http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video- free audiobooks http://www.alexwilson.com/telltale/- audiobooks http://www.freeclassicaudiobooks.com/- classic audiobooks http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:The_Audio_Books_Project http://www.spokentext.net- create audio files http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Spoken_articles- audio files http://www.americanrhetoric.com/top100speechesall.html- top 100 speeches from history http://www.freeinfosociety.com/media_index.php?cat=8&type=3 historical sound files http://www.audiobooks.org/Free audiobook resourceshttp://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video#directory -over 15,000 educational audiobooks, MP3 downloads, podcasts, and videos. http://storynory.com/-Free audio stories for kids.http://www.audiobooksforfree.com/ - free audio books http://www.ipreppress.com/Pages/Reference/MWPocket.htm- reference materials and famous documents