I am still amazed by the number of people that claim not having flash on iOS is a deal breaker. Even though there are apps that let you run flash based sites.
Category Archives: Mobile Learning
One of my favorite collaborative tools for the classroom is VoiceThread. Their site explains the service as:
“A VoiceThread is a collaborative, multimedia slide show that holds images, documents, and videos and allows people to navigate slides and leave comments in 5 ways – using voice (with a mic or telephone), text, audio file, or video (via a webcam). Share a VoiceThread with friends, students, and colleagues for them to record comments too.Users can doodle while commenting, use multiple identities, and pick which comments are shown through moderation. VoiceThreads can even be embedded to show and receive comments on other websites and exported to MP3 players or DVDs to play as archival movies. ”
The exciting news is that they are launching an iOS Mobile App in the Fall. Their goal of the app is “We want to serve the needs of a person with dyslexia or ADHD, an outdoor classroom with mobile devices, a user in the developing world without high-speed internet, a kindergartner, or an elderly lifelong learner.”
No dates have been announced for the official launch, but you can find out more information on their website!
On July 20th, 1969 American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. In honor of this historic day I have included an audio transmission of the event and a list of iPad NASA apps.
The NASA App HD invites you to discover a wealth of NASA information right on your iPad. The application collects, customizes and delivers an extensive selection of dynamically updated mission information, images, videos and Twitter feeds from various online NASA sources in a convenient mobile package.
Discover stunning images and videos of space, stars and planets — including Earth and the sun! — at your fingertips with the Space Images app from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a leader in robotic exploration of the solar system.
NASA Television: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nasa-television/id434439506?mt=8
The NASA Television App brings live and on-demand TV programming to your iPhone or iPod Touch. Watch the latest NASA events unfold in real-time or select from a list of recently uploaded videos. Plan your viewing up to a week in advance with the NASA TV schedule, and check out a list of NASA-related programming on other networks.
AstroApp: Space Shuttle Crew: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/astroapp-space-shuttle-crew/id432366873
NASA’s Space Shuttle program ends after 30 years. Celebrate this accomplishment with us. Get to know all the space travelers who flew on this unique vehicle. You can sort by name and mission. The “Suit Me Up” feature allows you to become a Space Shuttle astronaut yourself. Share it with your friends and family.
A major solar flare erupts on the sun. Before long, your phone chirps in your pocket to let you know! Pulling out your phone, you see a 3D view of the sun — a digital reconstruction of satellite images freshly downloaded from NASA’s “STEREO” satellites, orbiting millions of miles away.
The Elements: A Visual Exploration: If you think you’ve seen the periodic table, think again. The Elements: A Visual Exploration lets you experience the beauty and fascination of the building blocks of our universe in a way you’ve never seen before. And as the first really new ebook developed from the ground up for iPad, The Elements beautifully shows off the capabilities of this lovely devic
Skype: Call, video call and instant message anyone else on Skype for free with Skype for your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. When partnered with Skype in the Classroom it becomes a powerful global collaboration tool!
Flipboard:Named Appple’s iPAd App of the year in 2010. Flipboard is a fast, and beautiful way to flip through new, photos, videos, and updated your contacts are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Flickr, and Instagram. Excellent way for students to stay on top of current events!
Dragon Dictation: Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice. So when you’re on-the-go, stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between.
The Civil War Today: 150 years after the start of the American Civil War, HISTORY presents The Civil War Today, a ground-breaking app created by Bottle Rocket Apps exclusively for the iPad. Experience the war as it unfolded, one day at a time, with daily updates that let you live the events in “real-time” over the course of four years. The Civil War Today leverages the iPad multi-touch interface to enable app users to feel and explore thousands of original documents, photos, maps, diary entries, quotes, and newspaper broadsheets like never before.
The following links feature mobile learning. Topics range from authoring mobile content, implementing mobile learning in the classroom, information on iPads in education, and application information. Enjoy!