The I Phone Presentation (Ten Minute Teaching Experience)


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The I Phone Presentation (Ten Minute Teaching Experience)

  1. 1. The iphone: An Introduction and How it can be Used in the Classroom<br />By: Lindsay Morrill<br />LBSC 642 Summer Session 1<br />University of Maryland @ Shady Grove<br />Dr. Sheri Massey<br />June 11, 2009<br />
  2. 2. PURPOSE<br />To introduce some features of the iPhone and how to get started using your iPhone<br />To apply the iPhone to the classroom and explain its possible uses<br />To explain how to access “Help” if you should need to troubleshoot the iPhone<br />
  3. 3. Check out these websites to view features, apps, and for support with your iPhone!<br /><br /><br />
  4. 4. Getting Started<br />Prerequisites-<br />Familiarity with cell phone features <br />Access to a computer <br />Access to the internet<br />Relevance-<br />a cell phone first<br />mobile device for computing <br />easily accessible and handheld for use in the classroom<br />Home Screen and customizing<br />Features and Application (“Apps”)<br />Uses in the classroom<br />
  5. 5. Visit YouTube and type in the below title to search for the video to introduce you to using your iPhone!<br />“A Closer Look at the iPhone”<br />
  6. 6. Home Screen and Customizing<br />Features-Home Screen<br />Phone<br />Mail<br />Safari Internet Browser<br />iPod<br />SMS (text messages)<br />Maps with GPS<br />iTunes Music Store<br />App Store<br />Calendar<br />You Tube<br />Photos + Camera<br />Stocks, Weather, Notes<br />Calculator<br />
  7. 7. Applications (“Apps”)<br />Apps Categories-FREE or PAY<br />What’s New-The newest app releases available<br />Books-Ex: Bible<br />Business-Ex: PDF Reader, recorder<br />Education-Ex: Flash cards, graphing calculator, IQ test<br />Entertainment-Ex: Free ringtone recorder, Fandango, drinking games <br />Finance-Tip calculator, checkbook, stockwatch<br />Games-Ex: “Who wants to be a Millionaire? or Checkers<br />Healthcare and Fitness-Ex: Calorie tracker, pedometer<br />Lifestyle-5800 drink recipes, 12 steps AA companion, jokes<br />Medical-Ex: Police scanner, cat first aid, medical terminology<br />Music-Ex: Pandora, finger piano<br />Navigation-Ex: GPS, compass, traffic reports<br />News-Ex: horoscopes, newspaper, TV news<br />Photography-Night camera, wallpapers<br />Productivity-Ex: typing program<br />Reference-Ex: Wiki Mobile, iSpeak Spanish, periodic table<br />Social Networking-Ex: Facebook , Twitter, AIM, <br />Sports-Ex: Live Sportz or Score Mobile <br />Travel-Ex: Flight tracker, rest area stops, airfare<br />Utilities –Ex: flashlight, level<br />Weather-Ex: Weather Bug<br />
  8. 8. Uses in the Classroom<br />The iPhone is a fantastic teaching and course management tool. <br />From portable media, to grading and evaluation, to class communication<br />Carry practically everything in one small and handy package. <br />Take students and classroom technology anywhere<br />Take the classroom wherever you go and get things done in those small windows of opportunity that we have. <br />
  9. 9. Uses in the Classroom<br />Audio Files<br />Still and Video Images<br />Class Participation and Competitions<br />Marking Papers<br />Reading<br />Grading<br />
  10. 10. Audio Files<br />
  11. 11. Still and Video Images<br />
  12. 12. Class Participation and Competitions<br />App called TallyCount<br />
  13. 13. Marking Papers<br />App called PDF Annotator<br />
  14. 14. Reading<br />Programs such as AirSharing or FileMagnet<br />Connect wirelessly to your computer and allow you to transfer <br />PDF<br />Word<br />Excel<br />PowerPoint<br />RTF<br />html files<br />etc. to your iPhone<br />
  15. 15. Grading<br />Moodle<br /><br />
  16. 16. Pros<br />Sleek design (touch screen)-was the first of its kind<br />Access to the web, e-mail, audio, and video files and the ability to play them<br />Could be useful in the classroom (even if it’s only for the teacher)<br />Available apps allow access to almost anything from checking the weather to traveling to the latest news and sports scores<br />
  17. 17. Limitations/Cons<br />Keyboard typing<br />The keyboard is very sensitive when typing a text message or web address and many times will mistakenly choose a letter that you didn’t mean to touch.<br />EXPENSIVE!<br />Does not play Flash Player video<br />This is the major limitation I found, because many videos and applications on the Internet use the flash player. Since I got the iPhone, I have come across this limitation several times trying to see a video using flash player, and it will not play on the iPhone.<br />GOOD NEWS: There are supposedly programs that will soon be able to or already may be able to install a type of player that will play flash video.<br />
  18. 18. Conclusion<br />May not be popular yet in the classroom but could be wave of the future to use mobile devices in the classroom?<br />Not only can I take students and many elements of classroom technology anywhere, but I can also take my classroom with me, in one convenient device that I am going to carry around anyway. <br />“It is like the ultimate educational Swiss-army knife.” <br /><br />