iStory: iPod Game for Scope Management

I was just working on my presentation for the ADC Leadership Institute and I thought I’d pass along something that I am going to reference during my talk, iStory. It is a little app that lets you create, “choose your own ending-style” stories that work on the iPod in the Notes section. We’ve done a little bit of work with it here at the Solutions Institute under the direction of Bart Pursel in his Gaming for Non-Entertainment Purposes Research … it is a “game” designed to contextualize and teach Scope Management. He has graciously given me permission to post it here so we can all check it out.

Very simple to use … download it, unzip it, drop it in the Notes folder on your iPod. Navigate to the Notes section in the Extras folder of your iPod and choose the “Scope Management > (000) Title Page” to get started. You’ll see the choices at the bottom of each page that you can select.

I’ve talked with the people writing the application (we are beta testing the Mac OSX version) and they are excited about the use of it in education. Great for the types of things Bart is doing. Bart will be joining me at the ADC Institute, so feel free to discuss it with him. Take a look and let us know what you think by posting a comment here. I am going to discuss this during my session becasue there are more options with the iPod than just podcasting … I know, not as cool (or hyped), but still a powerful way to use a device our students are walking around with.

Go ahead and downaload the Scope Management iPod Game in .zip format (12 KB).

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