Teachers and iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by toblerboy, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. toblerboy macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Hello to all teachers
    I like to come up with weird and wacky lesson ideas.

    The iphone is a powerful thing - are there any ways in which it can be used to help teaching or learning? (eg can it wirelessly do things to the smartboards for example?)

    I think this could be an avenue worth exploring - perhaps even getting students voting etc using their phones?...
  2. ECUpirate44 macrumors 603


    Mar 22, 2010
    All of your students would need to have smartphones and even then it's still expensive. We use iclickers and turning technology clickers in college.
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    On the other hand,t here are school districts who are working with batches of iPod touches, as well as iPads:







    So, students don't necessarily need a smartphone, if there's funding through a grant or bond effort on the part of the school to get behind using them. iPod touches run almost all the same apps as the iPhone does.
  4. toblerboy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2011
    The clickers sound good.

    It seems that this is an area that is completely untouched so far by education.
  5. dmusicman385 macrumors regular

    Oct 12, 2011
    New York
    My old elementary school principal, from way back when, is now a superintendent of a smaller district near the east end of Long Island. One day I was out by there and decided to stop by. He gave me a tour of the school (one school in the district, upper class town) and explained to me how he had applied for grants to get iPads in his school, and has plans to apply for enough to issue them to students. With the advent of iTunes U, as well as textbooks on iBooks 2, an iPad could follow a student through the life of his or her schooling, save many trees and help to keep a student on point even in a class he or she dislikes.

    If you have an iPad yourself, download keynote and make a presentation on there. go to Target or any other store and get the component cable for it, and you can hook your iPad, iPod, or iPhone to a tv and present on there. If you want, theres an app for iPhone that lets you control the keynote on your iPad so you do not need to use the iPad to scroll through slides and can walk around the room doing it.
  6. toblerboy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2011
    That sounds quite interesting!

    I think that would be worth a personal investment - regardless of whether a whole-school initiative was followed - this sounds great!
  7. toblerboy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2011
    Meant to say - my phone is actually a 3G so I bet any useful apps are beyond the capability of my phone anyway!!

    I was tempted to update the software on my phone but apparently it renders the phone almost uselessly slow.
  8. lordofthereef macrumors G5


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    It's not completely untouched, but it is expensive. Hard to require parents to drop $200+ on a given device. Even harder to get the school to agree to pay for it.
  9. Pez555 macrumors 68020


    Apr 18, 2010
    ive just bought a macbook air for this reason, going to install smartboard onto it and use some of the cool apps.

    there must also be a way to connect the iphone to the board using a vga to hdmi to iphone charging port cable?!
  10. zwarrior22 macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2012
    You re a genius

    hey man.. sorry i have to get to you on this posting regarding an old posting of yours if you can assemble an i phone from scratch and at the end apply a jailbreak to have it run... did you ever try that project live... and got a RESULT.. reason i am very interested in applying this koncept is that in argentina it is merly imposible to import a phone without paying a ton of taxes or getting robbed by the post office itself.. long story
    so what i was thinking is to import the parts separately i defenTly know top welders and techsupport guys that if they have everything avalible it would be a breeze to put it togheter.. this idea came to me because i had to change a back part of an i phone 16 gb 3 g white and everything i mean absolutelly everything had to come apart.. in order to just change the most simple and cheapest part of the phone so ILLOGICAL IN MY OPINION ANYWAYS BOTTOM LINE IS I WOULD REALLY BE INTERESTED IN APPLYING THIS PROJECT.. EVEN IF I HAVE TO PAY A BIT OVER WHAT THE PRICE OF A I PHONE CAUSE THE GAIN WOULD BE TREMENDOUS HERE IN ARGENTINA AN I PHONE 4 CAN EASLY GO FOR OVER 800 $... WITH THAT BEEING SAID I AM WAITING A REPLY FROM YOU ...
  11. toblerboy thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2011

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