..maybe you need to get a little more creative. Like these people:
Those are real apps that those students are playing – they really do turn your iPhone into a woodwind instrument called the Ocarina.
The interesting thing is that there is also and iPhone app that turns the iPhone into a guitar. Guess the guitar dude is a PC…
Another interesting feature of this particular Ocarina app is that it is globally connected – click a few buttons and you can listen to different people around the world playing their app – live. The iPhone is just crazy cool that way….
[for more information on this particular app, see the recent David Pogue NY Times post on it.]
Matt is currently an Instructional Designer II at Orbis Education and a Part-Time Instructor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously he worked as a Learning Innovation Researcher with the UT Arlington LINK Research Lab. His work focuses on learning theory, Heutagogy, and learner agency. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education in Educational Technology from UT Brownsville, and a Bachelors of Science in Education from Baylor University. His research interests include instructional design, learning pathways, sociocultural theory, heutagogy, virtual reality, and open networked learning. He has a background in instructional design and teaching at both the secondary and university levels and has been an active blogger and conference presenter. He also enjoys networking and collaborative efforts involving faculty, students, administration, and anyone involved in the education process.