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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?
iPod Touch Additional Features
Browse Anywherebuilt-in wireless access
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
Read Kindle Books
Access Kindle books Automatically synchronizes last page read between devices with Amazon Whispersync Adjust the text size, add bookmarks, and view the annotations Included with iPod Touch…
YouTube-learn science, social studies, math, English using videos
Share from AnywhereEmail videos
Search YouTubeuse keyword search
Record Memos -record any audio using Apple Earphones with
remote and Mic or external mic
Manage Memosorganize memos using labels
Share MemosSend memos via email- sync back to your Mac or PC via iTunes to share later
Watch this video to see what you can do with iPods at school
Engage students in learning
Make students more tech savvy
Teachers, parents or students listen to student created podcasts
Collaboration-example -in Grand Prairie, the music, art and physical education teachers created a lesson about planets using hula hoops.
Assistive Technology or to Differentiate Instruction
listen to an audiobook
access the web
access their productivity
Prepares students for the real world-professionals use mobile devices in their work
journalists access resources and audience
doctors reference information handy or print out prescriptions
Benefits of iPods in Education
Why Use iPods for Mobile Learning?
Connection to the Internet supports two-way communication
3rd party applications both free and paid
Educators choose learning apps based on individual needs -no two students have the same set of apps -learning customized
Students learn in personalized ways –empowered
Leverages student strengths while supporting developing skills
Engages technologically advanced students
Introduces students to new technology
Provides on demand learning
Access to content anywhere
Facilitates communication between teachers and students
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/
Using the iPod Touch with Educational Apps
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
What Can I Do with an iPod in the Classroom?
Study Guides Upload study materials from:
Spark Notes: iPod-friendly version of summaries and analyses of books
iPREPpress: study guides, travel guides and foreign language for iPods
Raybook: popular study guides and flash cards like Cliff's Notes and Netter's for iPods using video, audio and interactive media
VangoNotes: audio downloads in subjects like Sociology, Nursing, Business, Computer Science and textbook study guides for college students
NotePods: iPod-compatible study guides on literary works
WorldNomads Language Guides: learn a new language
SparkCharts: study charts prep for tests in a number of subjects such as biology, anatomy, chemistry, algebra, calculus, and Spanish
SAT Vocabulary Builder: test taking strategies , access to a flocabulary hip hop audio session
Existing Content You Can Use
GoogleGet: syncs Google News and iPod to keep up with current events
Soundwalk: use an MP3-iPod converter to hear self-guided audio tours like "The Bronx Graffiti Walk" or "The Paris St. Germain Walk."
ESL Podcasts: Learn English
Pod CityGuides: to help history students learn about different locations
iPod Spanish to Go: teaches pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar along with culture
Mogopop: add notes, video and illustrations to audiobooks and study guides
Brain Quest: educational game for grades 1-7
Free Sesame Street iPod Videos: six free Sesame Street videos on iTunes introduce children to technology
The Education Podcast Network: access information, tutorials and materials related to teaching, available through iTunes
NPR Science Friday: National Public Radio's popular program
Tutorials - learn new skills and create your own podcasts
iTunes Store - Audiobooks: audiobooks on any subject
Kaplan SAT Prep: Supplement from Kaplan
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
iTunes and Podcasting Aids
Tips for Podcasts: tutorial with tips for searching for, purchasing and playing podcasts
PDA iPod Guide: MP4 converters, iPod converters, software and tutorials that enhance learning
Podcasting Plus: create your own podcast
iPod in the Classroom: Apple's lesson plans for teachers
iLounge: find out about new applications
Tools and Sites -audio books and iPod learning resources
AudioBook-Megashop: no monthly subscription fees
ShowFootage: library of video clips.
Audible.com: books, newspapers and magazines ready to download
iPod Tours: search for and download audio tours like Chateau de Versailles, Jewish Museum Berlin and Disney Cruise Line.
AudioLearn: test prep guides for SAT, MCAT, DAT, TOEFL and other exams
English Tutor TeleCampus: test preps for the TOEFL, GRE, GMAT and other tests.
Rocketbook Video Study Guides: video study guides (downloaded as MP3s, use a converter to make them iPod usable)
Books on Board: ebooks and audio books
MyTrainingCenter.com: video tutorials and how-to guides in computer and business training
Unerase Tool: Recover materials with this tool
iTunes U - schools offer classes on iTunes U
Stanford on iTunes: take a class, hear interviews and lectures
University of California -- Berkeley: chemistry, the social sciences, journalism and more
Duke University: Featured Speakers Podcast or the lecture series in Interdisciplinary and International Studies
New York Law School: lectures on environmental law, family law, adoption policy, legal education
Michigan Tech": classes include Forest Resources and Environmental Science, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
Yale Books and Authors: podcasts from Yale authors and faculty
Harvard Extension School: podcasts of lectures and courses
Wellesley on iTunesU: courses and lectures like "Not Such a Small World: The Challenges of Globalization" and "Academic Frauds, Fictions and Fantasies"
Texas A & M: workshop materials, lectures
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.
Listen to foreign language speakers
Some Suggested Uses in Literacy
Using free or very inexpensive apps, teachers can: Literacy
Differentiatereading activities usingaudio books-promotes success and self-esteem while meeting the needs of struggling readers, bilingual students and special needs students
Access digital texts so students read anywhere- independent reading, shared or small-group reading, whole class listening, and lending the audio books
Connect internetto express ideas on a blog post (i.e. through the WordPress app) or to collaborate with peers using a wiki
textbooks from different classes and grade levels to help those students who need hear the text again, or struggle to read it
unlimited practice for students
A Spelling Game…
Drill and practice or flash cards
Use of calculators : regular calculator, scientific calculator or graphing calculator
Pearson app that helps students learn concepts in Algebra
Mapping software like Google Earth or Google maps for physical geography
Accessing 3D human body apps to study systems
Apps describing objects in space for astronomy
Use GarageBand to produce a song Listen here.
Video students as revolving planets.
Watch video about season changes.
Use mapping software like Google Earth or Google maps to locate cities or historical locations and then use street view to see actual images
Access historical maps or apps of historical artworkto study various ages/cultures
Read historical literature, both fiction and non-fiction texts
Produce a podcast about the American Revolution.
to help teach kids English as a Second Language or learn a foreign language
authentic podcasts as a source of listening
podcasts produced by teachers
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
Sources for downloadable audio content:
Internet Archive: Audio Content
Audio - Creative Commons
SpokenText.net: converts text to speech in an MP3 file.
Wikipedia - Spoken Articles
Convert to MP3 using Windows software. Mac users convert to AAC or MP3 usingthis plug-in.
American Rhetoric: Top 100 Speeches of the 20th Century
The Free Information Society - Historical Sounds
References http://www.apple.com/education/profiles/louisamuscatine/ http://www.apple.com/education/profiles/wells/ http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/graphing-calculator/id289940142?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/algebraprep-factoring/id325580710?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/google-earth/id293622097?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/skeletal-head-and-neck-system/id315902955?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/history-maps-world/id303282377?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id337339103?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/the-iliad-and-the-odyssey-by-homer/id295507431?mt=8 http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/the-prince-by-niccolo-machiavelli/id296793715?mt=8 http://blog-efl.blogspot.com/ http://www.apple.com/education/teachers-professors/mobile-learning.html http://issuu.com/ktenkely/docs/ilearn_2 http://kt.flexiblelearning.net.au/tkt2006/edition-10/ipods-in-educationinnovations-in-the-implementation-of-mobile-learning http://learninginhand.com/ http://clipmarks.com/clipmark/B8EAF04B-4D74-47BB-AEE6-D90BE123FD55/ http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/sites/sites070.shtml http://www.addysg.org.uk/ipodined/news.php 100 ways to use your ipod to Learn SlideShare Presentation by Apple Distinguished Educators http://www.articlesbase.com/k-12-education-articles/ipods-in-school-turning-toys-into-tools-teaching-with-technology-727107.html http://marzano.wetpaint.com/page/Using+iPods+in+the+Classroom http://www.apple.com/education/ipod/
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://22.214.171.124/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