- iPod Touch
- iTunes Account - contact your Technology Coordinator to have iTune installed on your computer. We recommend having all of your classroom devices connected to one school account.
Your iPod Touch can be a: camera, book, drawing canvas, calculator, reference resources, audio recorder, camcorder, video editing stations, movie player, scanner, music instrument, flash drive, presentation station and many more things...
StoryKit - create electronic storybooks - pictures, sound, text, drawings
Quizlet - practice vocabulary terms
Comic Touch Lite - add speech and thought bubble to images
Google Earth -
i-nigma or Scan QR Code Reader - watch videos, get information etc (reference), students create QR codes to share content
iTune U - access resources from iTunes University (reference)
WhiteBoard Lite - Collaborative drawing tool
Overdrive - access free books from the public libraries
Clock - Timer, Stopwatch, Alarm
Notes - record project, research notes
EverNote - save images, drawings, clips of websites etc. in the cloud
Skitch - mark up PDF files, make drawings and upload to EverNote
DocScan (free) DocScanner Pro (cost) - Turn your iPod Touch into a scanner. Scan pictures, documents etc and upload them.
GPS Direction - locate and follow GPS coordinates
Learning in Hand - Podcasting
Learning in Hand - Dos and Don'ts
Red Clay iPod Touch Wiki - contains lesson plans, app recommendations, general informaiton
UTech Tips - 50 Educational Apps for the iPod Touch
Getting Started With iPod Touch (Guide for Educators)
Good to Know
- Name your devices
- Sync all devices to one computer
- Set your wallpaper to your school logo and include a number
- Set your iPod Touch to automatic sync of all content
- Make playlist
- Delete content as needed
- Configure apps for one touch easy access
- Label/Engrave devices
- Set up only one ITunes account for the classroom computer. Do NOT give students the password.
- Set up a charging station/cart/tray for all of your devices
- Set classroom procedures for passing out, turning in and syncing.
- Secure devices when not being used
- Have earbuds for each student - dollar store ones work great...No Sharing
- Set expectations for use - have consequences for misuse. Consider using a usage contract
- Don't spend a lot of time trouble shooting problems. Restore the iPod Touch to factory settings if it is being glitchy - giving you problems.
- Don't spend a lot of money on expensive accessories - the Dollar Store and Five Below typically have cases, extra cables, earbuds with microphones etc.
- Treat batteries well and they will last a long time...don't store devices in extreme temperature situations, be sure they are 80% charged and powered off for storage over breaks.
- Use only microfiber cloths to clean the screens - no liquids
- Ask questions if you need help, learn/PD, contact your assigned TRT.