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iPod Touches 101
iPod Touch Intro Workshop
Tips and Tricks
The App Review
This activity is based on using the
as a creative and authentic means of storytelling.
Looking at a basic skill such as:
How to catch public transport.
Where to find the closest medical service.
How to use a timetable/find your classes.
You are going to work in either pairs, a trio or by yourself.
Choose ONE topic to work on.
You are going to create a 10 step process on how to do these tasks.
Brainstorm and write down steps via a mindmapping tool or a journal app on the iPod Touch.
Then using ONE of the applications, tell your story. (Think outside the square!)
To enhance the learning, please add pictures to your story. (via screenshots and saved images).
Share and publish your story.
MindMap / Evernote
Set up an evernote account if you don't already have one:
Evernote official website
Tap on the Evernote or Notes tool to open the App.
Select " New Note" for Evernote. (You could use a voice note instead for ideas)
Use Evernote (or Notes App to write down some ideas via TEXT tool).
Open this site:
(Web App) or Mindomo
Create a mindmap for your ideas (Here is some ideas for "Catching Public Transport). Create a screenshot (Home and Sleep/Wake button-at the same time). It saves the picture to your iPhoto Folder.
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iPod Touch Applications to use:
Flipbook Lite (free)
Download from the App Store.
for Tutorial and Help Videos.
Step 1: Tap the App to open the program
Step 2: Open a new flipbook File (Click on the + Sign to start a new flipbook)
Step 3: Create a new slide for each page
Storykit (free) Download from the App Store. (Tap the App to open the program).
Step 1: Create new book Step 2: Add text Step 3: Add Some drawings/Paint text
(Step 4: Share!
Tumblr (free) Download from the App Store (Need to set up a Tumblr Account)
Tumblr Official Website
Step 1: Set up a Tumblr account if you don't already have one
Step 1a) Tap the app to open the program.
Step 2: Choose which format you are going to use: Text or Audio.
Step 3: Your saved file will appear in your "Dashboard".
You will have to sign up for an account to store your journal/photos. (Online Web App)
Step 1: Select New:
Step 2: Add post (this will save it to your journal)
Step 3: Collect some photos and save this in your photos
Step 4: Share.
iTalk Recorder: (free) Download from the App Store (+ download iTalk Sync-so you can upload to your computer
You will need to use some form of microphone (i.e Apple Bud earphones with Mic) or other recording device specific for iPod Touch/iPhone.
Voice Memo (Native App
Step 1:Tap the app to open the program.
Step 2: Choose your recording quality and then tap the BIG RED button.
Step 3: Edit your recording title and Email it to yourself.
Text to Voice: Speak it ($) Download from the App Store (Research a free option!)
Voice to Text: Quick Voice Pro ($) Download from the App Store (Research a free option)
Step 1: Tap the App to open the program.
Step 2: Create a new file. RECORD and then PLAY BACK. (Use STOP or PAUSE when playing back your recording).
Step 3: Email the file and it will convert it to TEXT.
Comic Touch Lite (free) Download from the App Store
Also ($) version.
Step 1: Tap the app to open the program.
Step 2: It will take you directly to your iPhotos App (select a photo you would like to work with).
Step 3: You can "change the picture with an effect".
Step 4: Add a speech bubble, and then create a comic It will save them for you and then email all the final results.
Use Creative Commons Search to find pictures that are not affected by copyright.
Google Earth (free) Download from the App Store
Step 1: Open up the Google Earth Icon.
Step 2: Click on the magnifying glass to enter your location and then press enter.
Step 3: It will give you compass directions and altitude on the bottom of the screen. Take a screenshot of the place you want to show.
Google Maps (free) Already on iPod
Step 1: Tap the app to open the program.
Step 2: Enter your location
Step 3: In the bottom RH corner (there is a little page turned up)-click on that to choose various options such as:
(for a specific location b)
Step 4: Save the image.
iCoon ($) Download from the App Store (Research a free option)
Step 1: Tap on the App to open it.
Step 2: Choose your category.
Step 3: Take a screenshot of the picture (this will save it in your Photos Folder).
Cooliris (Free) Download from App Store.
Step 1: Tap the App to open it.
Step 2: Search for your images either using your photos (need an image account such as Flickr or Picassa) or the SEARCH tool.
Step 3: You can choose which provider to search with: Google, YouTube, Flickr, Bing, Picassa, Twitter or Cooliris Discover
Step 4: Take a screen shot or save image.
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"