See My Student Inventions

In the Invent this project, my students are .

My students are inventing. All of them are posted on our private ning (sorry that you cannot see that.)

But, I thought I'd share with you a few of their “inventions” which are just so cool.

iCoach — an interactive way to work with your iPod. You coach presets routines for you and you listen to the routine as you do it. You can add digital recordings after each set to give feedback to the coach “too hard” “too easy” “need to go up a little more next time” that the coach can listen to later and adjust the next routine. Coach customizes the routine on a website, it is downloaded through a secured podcast in ITunes to your iPod. Your feedback goes back as a secured podcast back. (Not sure what a secured podcast would look like but he invented it.)

DigiDock
Turns your cell phone into your webcam, makes skype calls (instead of cell) while on your computer), synchs everything, shares everything — becomes your one-stop peripheral device and storage and is inserted through a USB cradle on the top of your monitor. So Cool!

ShutterBug Sidekick
Adding a keypad and a wireless ability to directly upload photos from your memory stick to Flickr (freeing up space) as you are using the camera is a pretty cool idea.

Perfume Pal
Combining Microsoft Surface, holograms, and a bank of perfume scents, people can talk to their favorite celebrity about perfume choices and even customize their perfume selection to have it delivered.

We've learned many things — convergence, copyright (creative commons photos used), photography, graphics development, PhotoShop, PowerPoint, animoto, marketing, and embedding things on blogs — so many concepts were embedded in this project it would be tough to list them all.

Students are great inventors — there are many other ideas I may share soon. I hope you'll leave feedback here that I'll share with my students about their inventions.

Unfortunately, the embed feature for these videos isn't working in our wikispace, when it begins to work, I'll share the page.

Note: This is part of my process of incorporating the senses of the Conceptual Age from Dan Pink‘s book A Whole New Mind into my teaching. Students are told what to do… they need to invent, create, and explore. Our world needs them to invent create and explore.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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4 comments

Rodney September 26, 2007 - 3:15 pm

I love ANIMOTO…so easy, so cool but yet so effective. I love the music choices made the students–looks like a commercial. Great job!

Mrs. D September 29, 2007 - 10:17 pm

I’m trying to find a way to use Animoto in my math classroom. Let me know if you have any ideas
http://www.lmmath.blogspot.com

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Jacob Puu March 28, 2011 - 6:47 pm

WHERE ARE THE PICTURES! I WANT TO SEE PICTURES!!!!!!

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