4 responses to “My First App

  1. Hi,

    We’re about to start using iPads in our ILCs, and I think this idea might be a starter on our “Games” iPad.

    As usual, the frustration with these things is that you can’t embed it in html or something as a way of pre-teaching the idioms, which limits its appeal as independent learning. Having said that, I’m sure we’ll find a way of squeezing some of it in, and even giving it some context.

    Rob

  2. I love this idea, Chris. Nice one!

    It seems like it might be quite time consuming for the average teacher to do, don’t you think, though? How long did it take you in total to prepare your Mp3 files and upload them? It would be a cool tool for a school to think about offering to its students as a whole, though and I applaud Rob’s efforts at getting these onto his school’s iPad. I’d love to hear how you get on, Rob!.

    On a more general note, I’m hoping to go get myself an Android phone in the next couple of days to start experimenting more with mobile learning. The winds of change seem to be bringing mobile learning onto the scene at the moment and i think Ideas like yours here will be really important, Chris. I’ll let you know if I have any smart ideas 🙂

    Seth.

    • I agree that it would be time consuming, Seth. Pulling these 20 recordings together took a good hour, and they are 12 seconds each. Once the recordings are made, though, they could be used by an unlimited number of students, which begs the question: Why aren’t book publishers on this bandwagon yet? Being able to study and review on the phone would be a great supplement to any vocabulary book — whether using an existing app like this one or by downloading the publisher’s own app.

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