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Spinning vinyl ipod app from Theodore Watson on Vimeo.This demo app uses the accelerometer of the iPodTouch/iPhone to control the speed of a ‘vinyl record’ on the screen. Slowing down the record and speeding it up is just a matter of controlling how fast you spin the device. This shows fascinating potential for other apps that mix physical interaction with the Cocoa Touch interface.

  • Perhaps what’s most surprising about Flurry’s report isn’t simply how prevalent and popular the iPhone and iPhone applications are today, but how far ahead they are of the nearest competitors. From an application perspective, the iPhone is killing on all fronts: number of developers, number of applications, and number of consumers using these applications.

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    • Perhaps what’s most surprising about Flurry’s report isn’t simply how prevalent and popular the iPhone and iPhone applications are today, but how far ahead they are of the nearest competitors. From an application perspective, the iPhone is killing on all fronts: number of developers, number of applications, and number of consumers using these applications.
  • There are a number of posts from individuals interested in using iPod Touches for teaching and Learning. At Culbreth Middle in Chapel Hill, NC we began a pilot this past August to place the iPod Touch in the hands of staff and students.

    Our staff development for faculty to roll out the new technology centered on teacher coaches leading their groups in exploration through professional learning communities.

    Our AVID students use the iPod Touch in the AVID classroom and in all other courses. They have piloted this program, using the iPod Touches daily for note taking, keeping individual agendas, translation for world languages, and accessing research through the Internet. In addition, our AVID students use many of the apps that teachers sync with these mobile devices. As student leaders, they’ve understood their responsibility to work and share this learning tool in collaborative groups.

    This winter we were able to add iPod Touch labs for each of our seven interdisciplinary teams and two labs for our exploratory and resource teams. The interdisciplinary grade level iPod Touch labs are housed with each team and shared among the four content teachers (math, language arts, science, and social studies). These teachers plan together so that their students have access throughout each day. They access the internet as needed and use many apps as well.

    Teacher current app favorites include: WordBook, Thesaurus, USA, Countries, Brain Tuner, Blanks, Whiteboard, CoinToss, Lose It!, Word Warp, FlipBook Lite. Of course they are using the included apps: Calendar, Calculator, Notes, Clock, YouTube throughout each day.

    We held an iPod Touch Day last week with visitors from all over the state and from across the country. We even had a group from the UK come see our students and teachers in action with the iPod Touch. With almost 400 iPod Touches now in use at Culbreth, we’re happy to share what we’ve learned and what we’re learning.

    http://www.classroom20.com/forum/topics/ipod-touch-schoolwide

    tags: ipodtouch, iphoneined

    • There are a number of posts from individuals interested in using iPod Touches for teaching and Learning. At Culbreth Middle in Chapel Hill, NC we began a pilot this past August to place the iPod Touch in the hands of staff and students.

      Our staff development for faculty to roll out the new technology centered on teacher coaches leading their groups in exploration through professional learning communities.

      Our AVID students use the iPod Touch in the AVID classroom and in all other courses. They have piloted this program, using the iPod Touches daily for note taking, keeping individual agendas, translation for world languages, and accessing research through the Internet. In addition, our AVID students use many of the apps that teachers sync with these mobile devices. As student leaders, they’ve understood their responsibility to work and share this learning tool in collaborative groups.

      This winter we were able to add iPod Touch labs for each of our seven interdisciplinary teams and two labs for our exploratory and resource teams. The interdisciplinary grade level iPod Touch labs are housed with each team and shared among the four content teachers (math, language arts, science, and social studies). These teachers plan together so that their students have access throughout each day. They access the internet as needed and use many apps as well.

      Teacher current app favorites include: WordBook, Thesaurus, USA, Countries, Brain Tuner, Blanks, Whiteboard, CoinToss, Lose It!, Word Warp, FlipBook Lite. Of course they are using the included apps: Calendar, Calculator, Notes, Clock, YouTube throughout each day.

      We held an iPod Touch Day last week with visitors from all over the state and from across the country. We even had a group from the UK come see our students and teachers in action with the iPod Touch. With almost 400 iPod Touches now in use at Culbreth, we’re happy to share what we’ve learned and what we’re learning.

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  • KeyPads are iPhone/iPod touch apps which wirelessly interface with your computer and allow for powerful and efficient control of various productivity applications with gestures and touches. For novices and Pros alike.

    tags: iphoneined, mouse

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

If you come across any ideas or applications about the iPhone being used for learning please add a comment on this post and your link will be posted in next weeks compendium.

iStylophone

iStylophone

The iStylophone has been developed specifically for the Apple iPhone

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Monster Typer: gaming to improve iPhone typing skills

Monster Typer: gaming to improve iPhone typing skills

Monster Typer (Free) may be the thing if you are getting used to typing on the iPhone. Instead of training you in a more traditional fashion, Monster Typer tries to slick up the experience by introducing a little gameplay.

The game itself has you attacked by waves of attractively rendered goons and monsters, each one bearing a word on it. If you then type those words using the game’s particularly glossy keyboard, the monster labelled with it will become a thing of the past. As you type and destroy, racking up your score, the pace becomes more frenetic, and you begin to appreciate the touchscreen keyboard as being quite good for what it is.

As previously mentioned, the game sports a good look that has a similar visual signature to the PSP’s Patapon (no big deal - it’s a free typing game, after all), and has good, healthy design overall. The game also has a scoreboard so you can show your friends how good you’ve become at typing. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.appleinsider.com%2Fblogs%2Fiphone%2F09%2F01%2F12%2Fmonster_typer_gaming_to_improve_iphone_typing_skills.html

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If you come across any ideas or applications about the iPhone being used for learning please add a comment on this post and your link will be posted in next weeks compendium.

Jaadu VNC

Jaadu VNC

Jaadu gives students and teachers full control of their Mac or PC’s mouse and keyboard while providing a rich visual display of the computer screen on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Handy for doing work outdoor or on excursion.

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A computer revolution through a child’s eyes: News - Software - ZDNet Australia

A computer revolution through a child's eyes: News - Software - ZDNet Australia

Stephan Shankland reports: “Businesses, for various reasons, have not flocked to the iPhone, but CNET News’ Stephan Shankland reckons he has proof “from an expert” that its interface really is superior: his 3-year-old son.

Over the years, I’ve seen countless newbies struggle to use the latest gadget, computer, or software. I like new technology, but it’s been work hauling myself up learning curves.

But I’m convinced that after years stuck with only modest tweaks to the WIMP interface — windows, icons, menus, pointing device — real change is upon us. That’s chiefly because the pointing devices now can be your own fingers.”Within moments of his first crack at an iPhone, my son, Levi, had figured out how to flip from one photo to another by flicking his finger across the screen.

He understood with no coaching how to steer the simulated steel ball around the holes in the Labyrinth game by tilting the phone. He loves to type nonsense words on the notepad application using the virtual keyboard, deleting them once they’ve been read. In the three months since I got the iPhone 3G, Levi has learned to take photos, browse them, change the phone’s wallpaper, and, unfortunately, turn off Wi-Fi and switch on airplane mode. Annotated link http://www.diigo.com/bookmark/http%3A%2F%2Fwww.zdnet.com.au%2Fnews%2Fsoftware%2Fsoa%2FA-computer-revolution-through-a-child-s-eyes%2F0%2C130061733%2C339293992%2C00.htm%3Ffeed%3Dalert

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