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?

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