An iPod in Every Classroom
For the past four years I have been giving presentations and instructing teachers on the fantastic uses of an iPod in Education. In my presentation, I really try to help teachers in every course of study find valuable uses for an iPod in their instruction and lessons. Being an artist myself, it is with great pleasure to see meaningful use of an iPod Touch and the app Brushes as a learning tool and medium for artists.
There are great apps for many classrooms, and the app store has been heavy on programs for Math, Science, and Social Studies, but this new app Brushes may leap frog all of them.
This week The New Yorker announced their plan to feature the impressionist work of Jorge Colombo on the cover of their June issue created on an iPhone with the app Brushes. I think it is amazing that the cover of the New Yorker is made with a finger on this $4.99 app.
There are many other great apps for the art class as well, and combined with video and audio podcasting and the other great features, you have an excellent tool for your art room.
So, how are you planning on using an iPod in your classroom? Contact us and tell us how you do it.
Here is the New Yorker article on the cover: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/tny/2009/05/jorge-colombo-iphone-cover.html
And here is a video of Colombo and the app in action: http://www.newyorker.com/video?videoID=24059201001