2. WHO: Fiona Banjer WHERE
: Year 3 Teacher, Park Lake State School, South Coast District
. Educator-focused - how (what apps in what ways) etc are you using the platform toenhance your role in providing education.Twittelator – communication via Twitter with my worldwide PLNInternet access to Webmail and online networks e.g. Nings, diigo etc. if computer notavailable but wifi is.Itunes – podcasts (professional and personal)
. Student-focused - how (what apps in what ways) etc are you using the platform toenhance student learning.I’m using my own ipod touch, so there is only one in the classroom. Two children at atime, one using a calculator the other entering the answers to try to beat their best timeson
I have also adapted it to become a storage device using DiskAid and have sight words ona
slideshow. Also stores
documents.Will use http://forums.mactalk.com.au/53/65210-how-use-iphone-usb-mass-storage-file-viewer.html to enable children to use this at school when they start creating their slideshows.
. Are any of these uses utilising wireless connectivity?Twittelator – only at home or the Coffee Club at the Logan Hyperdome where you getwireless access with a cup of coffee!!Webmail if wifi access available.
I use it for novelty value. Simple for the children to pick up and use and they enjoy usingit. I initially wanted an ipod to share podcasts the children made but was sorelydisappointed when I finally purchased the ipod touch and it didn’t have the capacity tostore my documents. It took a while and much discussion amongst my Twitter colleaguesto find the answer!
3. WHO: Dawn Clark, Year 3/4 Teacher WHERE
: Cedar Creek State School, South Coast
. Educator-focused - Calendar, Ted, Speedtype, Dictionaire, Writepad, iTalk, To Do,Cooliris, easywriter
. Student-focused - Maths - Brain Challenge, Brain Tuner, iChoose (this is a greatprobability app that the kids love), Dice bag, BasicMathsLiteracy - Word warp, Dictionaire, Hangman, Voice4funOther - Beatbox free, Match, LineRider, Eye tricks, Traveller lite (find cities and countrieson a world map)