iPod Pilot we have a new wiki, just for this pilot:

iPod Pilot

Rules about taking the iPod Touches home:
  1. Keep the iPod Touch safe from little sisters and brothers.
  2. Keep it in the bag until you get home.
  3. Keep all accessories in the bag when you are not using them.
  4. Bring all cords and accessories back in the bag.
  5. Make sure the iPod Touch is fully charged when you return it for the next user.
  6. You may not hook the iPod Touch up to your home computer or download games.
  7. If you go to afterschool, make sure the iPod bag is in your backpack.
  8. Share the iPod safely.
  9. The iPod should only be in school, in your house or car, or on the bus.
  10. Keep food and drink away from the iPods.

Reminder: If you don't do the wiki when you have the iPod, you don't take the iPod the next week.

Another reminder: you are supposed to bring the iPod to school each Thursday and Friday, FULLY CHARGED, to use in class.

Reminder 3: Each week you are to review at least 2 games. A review consists of responding to the following prompts.
  • Name the game,
  • describe what it does,
  • write about the difficulty,
  • tell when you might use this skill in real life
  • and, is there anything special you need to know about using technology (or the iPod) to do this game?

Week of April 13-17
  • Play MetaSquares at least 5 times
  • Keep track of who wins on level 1
  • Write on your wiki about the difficulty of the game
  • When would you use this skill in real life
  • Choose 2 other games to review on your wiki

Week of April 20-24
The goal this week is to use the keyboard, so try to find games that require the use of that.
  • Play Hangman at least 5 times
  • Keep track of the words
  • Write on your wiki about the difficulty of the game
  • When would you use this skill in real life
  • Choose 2 other WORD games to review on your wiki

Week of May 4-8

Play games that require the use of the keyboard since you guys did not do that last week. Talk about the keyboard and suggest how to make it easier to use.

Week of May 11-15
Please tell if your iPod hooks up to the Internet at your house. Have you used the iPod for anything other than playing games? Tell about what you did if you have. Please write about how you could use the iPod for learning and how it could support what you are learning at school.

Since you got this in math class, have you played math games? Do they make you think, or are they simply skills practice? Please make a list of the games you have played and categorize them as thinking games or drill games.

At some point in the next week, I want you to explore the multiplication games. Play three of them at least 30 minutes each over the next week and then write about the one you think is the best and why.

May 18-22
Mrs. Marcus will be your teacher Monday as Ms White has a meeting at the High School during your math class.
On Thursday, a UVA person will be coming to see what we do with the iPods, so PLEASE BRING YOUR IPOD TO SCHOOL!

Would you please put your NEW iPod number on YOUR page and in the list below?

This week I am going to be a bit more directed about your homework:

Monday: during class, work on your wiki, and catch up on your iPod Touch homework.
HW: Answer these questions: Have you ever gotten into anything on the iPod that you shouldn't have? Can you get to websites that you shouldn't? What would you do if that happened? Please choose a Math podcast about fractions and decimals and write about it.

Tuesday: Can you take pictures with your iPod? Can you do a screen snapshot? Have you changed your wallpaper? Play with the settings, but be careful you don't mess anything up seriously, please. Do not forget the multiplication homework (in this same color above).

Wednesday: If we cleaned up the iPods and got rid of some apps, please make a list of the ones we should get rid of. Use notes to make your list. Play with Whiteboard and make sure you know how to use it. We're going to use it tomorrow in class.


Here's the schedule:
Monday, Tuesday:
Jed 4
Maggie 2
Noah 3
Sammie 7

Wednesday, Thursday
Darren 5
Sebastian 8
Ty 6