February 16, 2011 at Crowleys Ridge ESC with Tony Vincent

Our collaborative blog for today is at cripod.posterous.com.

iOS Tips

iPod touch sluggish or acting strangely? Fully power off iPad by pressing and holding the Sleep button for 5 seconds. Press and hold Sleep button for 5 seconds to power back up.

Use the Settings app to connect to a WiFi network, adjust brightness, set a passcode lock, etc.

Verbs for interacting with iPod touch include tap, double-tap, two finger tap, slide, tilt, shake, pinch, spread, and two-finger slide.

Setting up email is important because many apps export their content through email. Even for just outgoing email, an account must be set up. Gmail offer free email and is great for sending outgoing mail.

Double-tap spacebar after a sentence to insert a period, space, and shift to capitalize next sentence.

When entering text, shake to undo.

Shorten URLs to make them easier to enter with sites like tinyurl.com, bit.ly,j.mp, moourl, ow.ly,is.gd, and to.ly.

Tap and hold and image to save it to iPod's Photos library.

Read things you should know about iTunes, App Store, and apps.

Take a screenshot by holding down Sleep button while quickly pressing and releasing Home button.

Turn Voiceover and Zoom on in the Settings app. Remember with Voiceover on, you must double-tap instead of single-tap.


Voice Memos - Record audio and email it. Requires a microphone attachment on older iPod touches.

Dragon Dictation - Speech-to-text software. Requires and internet connection.

Dictionary.com - Free dictionary

Merriam-Webster Dictionary - iPhone app that includes voice search

Doodle Buddy - Free drawing, sketching, and annotation

Price Inflation - Calculates changes in value based on U.S. inflation statistics

Maps - Includes map, satellite, hybrid, and street views. Check out street views in places other than roads, including Disneyland Paris, Universal Studios Hollywood, Sea World Orlando, San Antonio, Orlando, Busch, Gardens Tampa, Hershey Park, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, Discovery Cove, Aquatica, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Sesame Place, Museum of Modern Art in New York, Tate Britain and National Gallery in London, Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

Photoshop Express - Rotate, crop, and enhance images

Oregon Trail Free - Classic game

GeoMasters - U.S. States - Game to practice locating states on a map

Comic Touch Lite - Add speech bubbles and captions to an image

Bump - Send contact information, photos, or app links by bumping devices

Up in Pieces - Turn an image from Photos Library into a puzzle

Free Word Word - Make words from letter tiles

Flashcards+ - Free flashcard app that can copy sets from Quizlet

Talking Flashcards - $3.99 app that can copy sets from Quizlet and speak them aloud. Can also create cards sets with images.

iCell - Explore 3D plant, animal, and bacteria cells.

Math Drills Lite - Math fact practice

Number Line - Arrange fractions, decimals, and percents on a number line

Motion Math - $1.99 game for practicing number sense with fractions, decimals,a and percents.

Talking Flashcards - $3.99 app for accessing and studying Quizlet sets. You can also create you own sets in app and include images.

Idea Sketch - Concept mapping app

SonicPics - $2.99 iPhone app for creating narrated slideshows

Storyrobe - iPhone app for creating narrated slideshows

Atomic Web Browser Lite - Alternative to Safari with tabbed browsing

Mobile Mouse - $1.99 app for controlling a Mac or Windows computer (Lite version available)

Web Links

Display a name tag at mkaz.com/nametag.

Mobile Movie Making - Apps, tripod, 45x microscope, and more...

Read about four student response systems that work well with iPad.

Create a blog where others can contribute by email at posterous.com. Be sure to go into the settings for the blog and change it so that anyone can contribute, you will moderate. Example: colts5.posterous.com

Read more about Tony's Point2View USB camera.

App Store Metrics from 148apps.biz.

Fingerpainting video with Adobe Brushes app.

Google Road Trip with Street View video.

Dos and Don'ts with Classroom iPads

Tony Vincent's Learning in Hand Podcast

Mobile Learning Experience in Phoenix, Arizona April 6-8, 2011

Finding Apps

AppShopper - Better search results than iTunes

IEAR - i Educational Apps Reviews by educators. See categories and tags on the left side of the page.

Tony Vincent's List of LIsts of Apps on Delicious

Tony Vincent on Twitter

Search Twitter for #edapp