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Beth Burke's notes from presentation at NICE about the IEAR movement...
- plug that goes in car lighter to go through radio does not work well
- Podium - sits up on desktop and holds iPod or iPhone while you work
- Connectors - displays video from iPod...something coming, can hook up to musical instruments
- Carts - Bretford cart - espensive, but is it worth it? Less expensive way to sync multiple iPod Touches in a USB hub...takes more time, but much less expensive. With the Bretford cart, you can just buy the drawer, not the entire cart.
- QUESTION - is there a way to sync so all apps show up in the same place?
- iType - Put device right inside and it syncs from there - extends actual device into a full-sized one
- Mobicip - filter for iPod/iPhone
- Can set restrictions on device itself (set for NC-17 or lower so can't see the apps in the store at all)
- iNet SafetyBubble - another Parental Control Internet Filter, but expensive - $19.99 (Syncing to lots of devices? Only have to purchase it 1 time. So, pay the $19.99 once and can sync it to hundreds of devices)
- Bsecure - free internet safety device
- ISTE has a special interest group SIGML (mobile learning)
- Blog post - "Top 50 iPhone Apps for Educators" - http://oedb.org/library/features/top_50_iphones_for_educators
- Some other apps mentioned:
- GradePad - create rubric and give students grades
- The Math Master - $0.99 - drill and practice math problems (created by 7th graders - see interview of Louie and Sam on iear.org website)
- Numberline - place numbers (in diff formats) on number line
- Classics - Downloads several classic novels and includes a reader
- Library Thing
- Story Kit - Kids can edit original stories (i.e., The Three Little Pigs)
- Real Director - An actual video editor for the iPhone
- Touch Goals
- Joe's Goals
- Videora - program to install on computer to convert videos to be able to place on your iPod/iPhone
- Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand
- Susan Wells - in Classroom 2.0 and on IEAR ning - her school went 1-to-1 with iPod Touches.
- Acalanes UHSD School - lots of resources