Showcase of Projects

Annette Rasmussen and Kori Witt -- Wayne
Project iPod: It's not Just for Music and Games Anymore (assisted by The Wizard of Oz)
Sharing apps with 7th and 8th graders -- created a DVD of Annette and Kori working in the clasroom
  • Music
  • Overdrive -- students check out and read eBooks from public libraries
  • Camera (Photo Captions)
  • Skype
  • Facetime (Jr. High students' favorite)
  • Text Free
  • Classroom integration
  • Student ideas -- reading books, math calculations, distance learning, notes, record lessons, internet resources
  • Courage to keep trying new teaching techniques with new technology

Newman Grove Design Team
  • -- Michele Schmidt, Celine, Joe and Parker
  • Evaluating free apps -- 150+ apps
  • Team met once a week
  • Used Screen Hunter to capture screen shots from iTunes -- posted on Apps Evaluation document
  • Future goals: add a curriculum category column to the evaluation document; continue to evaluate free apps; add video capture apps; evaluate free iPad apps; evaluate Android apps
  • Student is building an FFA creed app.

Michele uses a microphone to read lectures using Voice Memos; uploads the audio from her iPod to ANGEL (Headset hands-free 3.5 mm adapter) -- use a credit/debit card to put money into your bank account. Charge 2.75% of the transaction. Company sends an adapter to you after you sign up. Can email a receipt.
BookShare - Stanza

Janet Rood -- Elkhorn Valley
  • Showed math teacher how to use Mobile Mouse
  • Kindergartener Skypes into the classroom during times of illness
  • District Music Contest -- used iTalk to record judges' comments. Download iSync. gives a free download. Transfers audio comments to iTunes wirelessly. She used earbuds with a microphone.
  • Apps: Synonyms, Making Change, Math Solver, SAT Vocab

Lori McKenna -- Keya Paha
Goal was to use the iPod
  • Reading books, grocery list, calendar
  • Students record speeches for speech competitions
  • Accounting class students used video capabilities to record explanations (e.g. Journalizing closing entries)

Brian Fanta and Mackenzie -- Niobrara
Introduced iPods to middle school students (gr. 6-7) -- some had never even seen one before
School had 4 iPods
Apps -- Math Flash Cards, Times Table (math teacher is using these apps with students)
Download audiobooks from iTunes for a student who is easily distracted -- now able to meet AR goals
Want to introduce more apps to the SPED Department

Becky Corkle -- West Holt
Elementary school "hammers home those math facts" -- Title teacher uses FlashToPass app (free). Can change settings (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, time length, etc.)
1:1 Apple MacBooks 7-12.
Apps -- Math Tappers, Sight Words
Utilized iPod camera frequently to record events -- sports, speech
Circulate iPods among the elementary classrooms
Kindergarten teacher uses iPods during "centers" for reading and math

Dawn Erickson -- Wheeler Central
Personal Use: Whirly Bird, Omaha World-Herald, TV apps, GoodHousekeeping Home, Waterfall, Reader's Digest Jokes, German Tutor, iWardrobe Lite and Closet Lite apps, Daily Tracker (supposed to be a pedometer), Sound EFX, I Hear Ewe, podcasts, music
YouTube concerts
Uses the camera more than anything -- records counseling lessons with students
Project -- Interviewed community people who shared advice for H.S. graduates. Made a video to share with students.

Suzette McCarthy and Laikyn Libby -- Ponca
Cheesy Theater
Inservice Presentation on the Use of iPods in the Classroom
  • Video tape classroom lessons for students (e.g. homework help)
  • Pre-tape lessons for use by substitute teachers
  • iMovie and FaceTime
  • Curriculum 21 podcasts as a professional development tool
  • Podcasts for students -- The Naked Scientist, The Structure of a Formal Essay
  • Apps -- SightWords (free) - change settings (e.g. library, sound, add new item)
  • Bump -- use to share free apps (requires wireless)
  • Mobile Mouse

Marci Roeber -- Allen
Project -- produced videos to share with students on school TV system

Marilyn Whitaker, Jane Dexter and Michael Tomjack -- Chambers
Researching Careers Using an iPod....There are Apps for That!
  • Apps -- Career Quiz, Careers, Career Test, Job & Career Test, IPQ Career Planner, Career Planning Tips, Interview Guru, RESUME, Hire Me! Lite, Healthcare Jobs, Search Jobs (
  • Developed a grid -- App cost, description, pros/cons and overall rating
  • eg. Hire Me! Lite contains practice interview questions -- good for students preparing for FCCLA interviews, etc.
  • Screen shots on iPod -- hold "home" button and top button simultaneously

Chad Kment and Nicole Sorensen -- Plainview
Used iPod to take pictures of school events
Google Docs
  • Shop Walkthrough form -- used to grade students
  • FFA membership attendance form -- president used it to take attendance
  • Developed using Google Docs Forms on the computer; use iPod touch to enter data
Apps -- I See Ewe (learn shapes, colors, animals objects, etc.), I Hear Ewe (animal sounds). A Bee Sees
Changing the background on the iPod for easier reading -- Settings-General-Accessibility-White on Black