[LON-CAPA-users] LON-CAPA - iPod Touch?

Peter Riegler lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 11 Feb 2009 18:08:42 +0100


one student's, an ipod enthusiast remarks this:

Hi Mark,

besides the ability to interact with websites such as LON-CAPA, you 
could have a look at some of the applications offered in the app  store. 
Crayon Physics Deluxe for example is a rather simple looking  but smart 
application that might be helpful for attracting the  students interest 
and conveys basic concepts. I'm sure there are a  couple more, but most 
will probably stick to a basic level.

Another idea is you can make use of the built-in sensors (like 
accelerometers and gps), either through an own application or those 
that are already offered in the app store, i.e. as measuring 
instruments or even more sophisticated tools.

Problems i can see are:
- Safari on IPhone/IPod touch doesn't provide support for Java and 
Flash (JavaScript is supported)
- Accuracy of the sensors could be a problem.

Stefan Droeschler

Mark Lucas wrote:

> Hi,
> Has anyone considered using the iPod touch in conjunction with a physics
> class? LON-CAPA?  I'm meeting with a fellow here on campus looking to
> put in a proposal, and I'm trying to get my head around the
> possibilities (and problems). Any good places to poke around or things
> people have considered developing?
> Thanks,
> Mark
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Peter Riegler
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