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iTouch in the Classroom

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Presentation given at the Hong Kong Handheld & Mobile Learning Festival by Katrina Hall & Serena Fan

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iTouch in the Classroom

  1. 1. HK Handheld & Mobile Learning Festival Hong Kong University 9 th October 2010
  2. 2. Serena Fan ISF Academy Currently teaching 4.5 ~ 6 year olds Began using iPod Touch in May 2010 4 iTouches Email: sfanhk@gmail.com Twitter: @sfanhk Katrina Hall Kellett School Currently teaching 4.5 ~ 6 year olds Began using iPod Touch in January 2010 16 iTouches shared throughout school
  3. 4. Own itouch Access to iTouch/iPhone iPad
  4. 5. Spelling Literacy Handwriting Listening Speaking Writing Reading
  5. 6. abcPocketPhonics US$1.99 iSpy Phonics US$1.99 Flip Phonics US$1.99 ABC Ladybugs US$1.99
  6. 7. SentenceBuilder US$3.99 Voices US$1.99 Make a Martian free ABC TraceLite free iKnow Phonics free Learn Sight Words US$0.99
  7. 8. Usually these book have the option of reading along to a story and reading by themselves. Headphone splitters
  8. 9. <ul><li>Children created background pictures using DinoMixer ($0.99). Took a screenshot & emailed. </li></ul><ul><li>We then made cutouts of their photo’s using Photoshop. </li></ul><ul><li>Children used Voice Recorder on iPhone to record stories. This was then emailed to the teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Children combined image, photo and voice recording in PowerPoint. </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>3 steps to the create </li></ul><ul><li>Search for images and save to photo library. </li></ul><ul><li>In Pixter (free)arrange photos on a canvas </li></ul><ul><li>Using Comic Touch Lite (free) and add annotations </li></ul>
  10. 11. Fotobabble Children created the lifecycle of a butterfly using plasticine. Then using iPod Touch children took a photo and recorded their explanation of the lifecycle.
  11. 12. <ul><li>Using an app such as clickysticky the children sit opposite each other and give directions. </li></ul><ul><li>After completing they can compare their screens and discuss the similarities and differences and the reasons why. Eg. Were the directions clear? Were you a good listener? </li></ul>
  12. 13. Shapes Maths Patterns Phonics Numbers Positional Language Drill & Practice
  13. 14. Number Whiz US$0.99 Kid calc US$0.99 Match Up Math Lite (free) Shape Builder (free) Pattern Blocks US$0.99
  14. 15. Monkey Rows US$0.99 Balloon Pop US$1.99 Math Bingo US$0.99 Computer Carl free Pop Math US$0.99
  15. 16. Turn Taking Observations Problem Solving Creativity Independence Cooperation
  16. 18. <ul><li>http://appsforedu.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://freeappalert.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bestkidsapps.com/ </li></ul>

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