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Games and Learning on the iPod Touch


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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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Games and Learning on the iPod Touch

  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 Available At:
  4. 4. Let’s Talk Trends...
  5. 5. ENIAC 1946 5,000 operations/sec 28 tons iPod Touch 3G 2009 281,555 operations/sec* 4.1 ounces
  6. 6. Which One Fits In Your Pocket?
  7. 7. Your Students Probably Already Know How To Use Them
  8. 8. 32 Million Sold
  9. 9. The Computer Lab Is Going Away
  10. 10. “ If I Can Google It, Why Do I Need You To Tell Me?”
  11. 11. Apps: A New Way To Get Software
  12. 12. Buy The App Once!
  13. 14. OK, Let's Play! <ul><li>Hands-On Time </li></ul>
  14. 15. iPod Touch at a Glance Wi-Fi Antenna Home Button Sleep/Wake Button Volume Control Dock Connector Headphone Port
  15. 16. Settings Safari Music Video
  16. 17. Essential Skills Copy/Paste Saving Pictures Screenshots Pinch and Zoom
  17. 18. Osmos
  18. 19. Osmos Curricular Connections: Newton’s 3rd Law Inertia/Momentum Planetary Motion/Orbit Loose Connection to Cellular Biology
  19. 20. SIMS 3: World Adventures
  20. 21. SIMS 3: World Adventures Curricular Connections: Language Arts: Reading and Writing Life Skills Digital Storytelling Literature Connections
  21. 22. “ Connar was a young man who lived in the heart of Sim City. He lives alone, but he is happy with his life.”
  22. 23. Digital Storytelling With Comics SIMS 3 Strip Designer
  23. 24. Civilization Revolution
  24. 25. Civilization Revolution Curricular Connections: World History Critical Thinking - Historical Scenarios and What If? Writing!
  25. 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!”
  26. 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.”
  27. 28. Word Fu Spore Origins
  28. 29. Play A Game, Tell A Story
  29. 30. Strip Designer
  30. 31. Management Tips
  31. 32. Check-In and Check-Out
  32. 33. Always On The Desk
  33. 34. Facedown for Attention
  34. 35. Security: Lock Them Up!
  35. 36. Resources
  36. 37. Questions?
  37. 38. The Cart
  38. 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