Over the next week I will be talking about the potential use of the Apple iPhone in Education. I have had my iPhone since July and I can see great potential for its use in the classroom and out in the field. Over the next week my posts will include information about in-built functionality and pre-installed applications such as iPhone Maps and also suggestions for some of the free and cheap apps that you can download from the iTunes Apps Store.
Much of what I will be talking about is also relevant for the iPod Touch. You can find out more information about the iPhone here and the iPod Touch here. If you have not used iTunes or the iTunes Apps Store you can find out more about them here.
My thoughts on the iPhone in Education will be published here at 6pm between Monday 6th October to Friday 10th October. I have decided to publish the information in this way, due to the positive feedback that I received on my series of five posts on Google Earth in Education.
Now for some Geeky Stuff (apologies in advance!)
I will be using a number of iPhone Screen Shots during my posts. A lot of people don’t know that it is possible to take an iPhone Screen shot.
To take a screen shot:
1) Hold down the ‘home’ button and then push the ‘sleep/wake’ button on the top of the iPhone. (See picture below if you are already confused!)
2) The screen will flash and the screen shot will be placed on your camera roll. (See Twitter example below)
3) From the camera roll you can sync the photograph back to your computer, e-mail it or do anything else you can do with any other photo in your camera roll.
This has got great potential for teachers to demo iPhone Applications with students and also for educators to share what they have been doing in class with their iPhone and iPod Touch.