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Transforming Learning with IPods

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Transforming Learning with IPods 


Date and Time

April 30, 2011

10:00-10:50 am



Learn how iPod touch can be used across the curriculum for productivity, creativity, and multimedia production. Explore how these mobile devices can engage 21st century learners, facilitate cloud computing, and build collaborative research environments.  Discover apps and other resources for multiple age levels and content areas. Bring your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad for an interactive experience.



Kerry Forsythe

Sandy Johnson


IPod Touch 



Apps Built In 




Face Time






Assistive Settings Restriction Settings

IPod Touch


  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only)
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR


  • Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV

Camera, Photos, and Video

  • Video recording, HD (720p) up to 30 frames per second with audio; still photos (960 x 720) with back camera
  • VGA-quality photos and video up to 30 frames per second with the front camera
  • Photo and video geo tagging over Wi-Fi 


  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format


  • English (U.S.), English (UK), French (France), German, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Arabic, Thai, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Malay, Romanian, Slovak, Croatian, Catalan, and Vietnamese






Concept mapping

37 Signals Campfire

Group chat tool that lets you set up password-protected chat rooms


Stay connected and share information


Shares photos, docs, and videos between devices and computer

Whiteboard Lite

Collaborative drawing board




Splice together HD photos and videos in a simple way.  Add music tracks, sound effects, transitions, borders, effects, trim video and audio


Create an electronic storybook with text, images, and voice

Doodle Kids 

Draw random shapes in random colors and sizes.  Can take a picture and save to your photo library






Catch Notes is a free notepad app that allows you to capture text, images, and locations

Pocket To Do

Pocket Todo allows you to create simple todo lists, or having multiple complex projects or checklists.

 Idea Sketch

Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa


Keep notes, ideas, snapshots, or recordings for organization

Simple Outliner

Simple outline tool




Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype

*Face Time

Video call over Wi-Fi


Instant messaging between devices


IPad Specific Apps 



Assistive Speech app that allows you to program phases into ipod and touch phase to speak for you



Educational tool designed for young children and individuals with communicative disabilities

Assistive Technology


*Dragon Dictation

Voice recognition that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages


Educational tool designed for young children and individuals with communicative disabilities


Customizable app for visual prompting tool for those with special needs-visual schedule and timer


Teaches basic sign language  using animations 




Your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the content from your favorite web sites and blogs (via RSS feeds or Twitter)  to one visual stream

Sky Orb

Star map, 3D star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris, search engine, and sun clock 

Google Earth

Global satellite and aerial imagery 


Users have the ability to read Kindle ebooks and have access to books in the Kindle Store


Download and read ebooks-includes the iBookstore





Resources for This Presentation  

iPod Touch Resource List from Retapedia

Basic Introduction to iPod Touch

IPads in Education


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