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Fred Delventhal

Education « « Swivl - Personal Cameraman for hands free video Swivl - Persona... - 4 views

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    Portable lecture capture Record lectures in any classroom cost effectively. Any instructor can set up Swivl quickly without an AV tech, record every move and word.   Flipped classroom content Are you flipping your classroom? Use Swivl to record classroom content for student consumption in a natural setting - your classroom!   Teacher assessments Swivl's features allow student teachers to record their classroom performance and interactions for review by instructors cost-effectively.   Student presentations Record student presentations to share with parents, and as a method for providing students with feedback.
John Evans

Personal Technology: For iPad and Mobile Devices, a 'Port' Out Of the Norm - WSJ.com - 0 views

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    "Now, there's a special, modified, pocket flash drive that works as usual with PCs and Macs, but can transfer and stream files to popular mobile devices without standard USB ports, such as Apple's iPad and iPhone, Amazon's Kindle Fire and many other Android devices."
Brian C. Smith

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  • While I think the iPod Touch could be an excellent learning tool (my iPhone certainly is), I’m also the resident curmudgeon about such things so naturally I have a few concerns about this initiative.
  • it’s clear that many people around here are looking at the iPod Touch the same way they do our current laptops.
  • Almost exclusively we use computers as group technologies. We have a bunch of them in a lab and then bring in a bunch of kids to use them for some teacher-designed activity.
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  • However, the iPod Touch, and other pocket computing devices, are intended for personal use.
  • They are designed to be customized, personalizing the user’s experience so, instead of everyone seeing the same desktop, we all see ourselves in the device.
  • We just need to find people who are already using these devices in our schools (our IT department sees several thousand a day on the network) and invite them to tell us how they use their iPod Touch.
  • And the few instructional examples noted in the article are pretty much the same as some of the very superficial whiteboard lessons I’ve observed.
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    Tim Stahmer's writing on the iPod Touch
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    A search on "ipod touch" on Tim Stahmer's blog (www.assortedstuff.com) pulls up some interesting perspective.
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