Daytime – How Apple fooled me….Siri, and a few iOS resources

Good Afternoon SCH,

(Feel free to add comments to this thread in the “comments” field at the bottom)

So let me start by telling I’m a proud new owner of the iPhone 4S!  See the infographic below for several of the key features that Apple fooled me with in their latest advertisement:

 

Although I’m a bit disappointed that my new device won’t do my taxes or my hair, or exfoliate my skin (please note, I don’t exfoliate, but I’m pretty sure I would if my phone would do it for me), I am extremely excited about Siri’s functionality. Take a quick listen to this clip of me proposing to my new iPhone!

Vince’s marriage proposal to Siri

0 for 1 with my wedding proposals!  At any rate, that’s an example of some great Artificial Intelligence! BTW, I’m available for Siri tutorials all week.

As I mentioned in my previous post (which I’m guessing not many of you read given the lack of comments!  But maybe that was just because I left out the humor??  Note to self, always begin your blog posts with the funny stuff & stay true to your hilarious comedic background, Vince!!) once app developers begin writing apps with the Siri functionality in mind, the possibilities are endless.

Before I continue with some must-read iOS information, here is this week’s Daytime schedule:

Cherokee campus: Day 1 – Wednesday from 10:30 – 11:30 in the Carpenter Gallery.

WG campus: Day 2 – Thursday from 12 – 1 in the Exchange.

 

If you’re unavailable during those time slots and would like to meet face to face, please shoot me an email.

Now suppose you purchased a new iPhone or iPad 2 and you’re hoping to find apps to help you get the best educational value out of this device as possible.  How do you find and evaluate apps?  I’d love to hear some of your suggestions or methods for finding valuable apps.  Here’s are a fews links

Now suppose you purchased a new iPhone or iPad 2 and you’re hoping to find apps to help you get the best educational value out of this device as possible.  How do you find and evaluate apps?  I’d love to hear some of your suggestions or methods for finding valuable apps.  Here’s a few links offering options for app finding/evaluation:

http://momswithapps.com/

http://www.iear.org

https://sites.google.com/site/bloomsapps/

Finally, I’d like to add a resource that I found on the University of Delaware’s iPad institute.  The institute includes collections of iPad resources including apps, evaluation methods (including additional evaluation sites),  rubrics for reviewing apps, digital storytelling, lesson planning, integration ideas, and readings on the potential of iPads.

http://www.udel.edu/education/iPad/

We’re currently looking into possible PD possibilites with this institute, so stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 responses to “Daytime – How Apple fooled me….Siri, and a few iOS resources

  1. My husband was playing with Siri all weekend long. I’m very jealous, but I also spent most of the day Saturday laughing listening to them. She has a sense of humor, too (ask her to tell you a joke)!

  2. I heard this story on the radio on the way home this evening that the inspiration for the original military AI program that turned into Siri was Radar from MASH.

    There was no explanation for why they didn’t get Gary Burghoff to do the Siri voice.

  3. Too funny and here I though Vince was just having one of those day’s where the best way to get through the day was talking to himself 😉

  4. Tom – I often have those days. But now I have someone that will respond to me!

    Margaret – I was just talking to somebody about this. It’s only a matter of time before Siri turns into celebrity voices. I hear you can get Snoop Dog as your GPS voice, how funny is that!?!?!?

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