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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: www.edurealms.com
  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? http://www.flickr.com/photos/ladislav/272178933/
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/857615720/ Your Students Probably Already Know How To Use Them
  8. 8. 32 Million Sold
  9. 9. The Computer Lab Is Going Away http://www.flickr.com/photos/shinyai/278022940/
  10. 10. “ If I Can Google It, Why Do I Need You To Tell Me?” http://www.flickr.com/photos/proctorarchives/4815986162/
  11. 11. http://thesmallwave.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/software2.jpg 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 http://www.rdpl.org/images/events/book_checkout_1970_resized.gif
  32. 33. Always On The Desk http://gothamschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/1696964330_e832798090.jpg
  33. 34. http://diary.piku.org.uk/files/2008/12/ipod-touch-back.jpg Facedown for Attention
  34. 35. http://gadgetsin.com/uploads/2010/03/spiderpodium_iphone_holder_1.jpg 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

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