June 23, 2010 in iOS Development (E)
[prMac.com] Madison, Wisconsin - Software developer, Steve Glinberg, today is pleased to announce a recycling program for iPhones and iPod touches that aims to bring high technology mobile devices into classrooms. Put your old iPhone or iPod touch to the best possible use - donate it to a school or to a program such as this so it can be put to productive use as a learning tool for children.
Glinberg, who is profiled in the Summer 2010 issue of iPhone Life Magazine, is a father and an independent software developer of educational and fun iPhone and iPad apps for kids including 123 Color Talking Coloring Book, 123 World Geography, and KidCalc Math Fun.
With today's release of iPhone 4 and the recent release of iPad, prior generation iPhones and iPod touches are going unused in homes everywhere. At the same time preschools, kindergartens, and elementary schools around the world, public and private, are finding tremendous success with the use of high technology mobile devices for learning in classrooms. Teachers are incorporating iPhones, iPod touches, and now iPads into their curriculum at an increasing rate. Schools, however, are constrained by ever tightening budgets. Many of these powerful devices with the capacity to interest, engage and teach children are ending up in drawers, or on shelves, where they sit, largely unused, after the owner upgrades to the next generation mobile device.
"I have heard first hand from teachers and parents for nearly a year just how valuable a role iPhones and iPod touches have come to serve in classrooms," said education software developer, Steve Glinberg. "We need to get used iPhones and iPod touches into classrooms, where price is the primary barrier precluding their introduction into the curriculum. That is what I aim to accomplish with my recycling program."
"I began supplying teachers with iPod touches 9 months ago as a way to gather valuable feedback about how I can improve my educational apps. The value of iPod touches in the classroom became clear to me very quickly. Teachers around the world are resorting to buying iPhones, iPod touches and iPads for their classrooms. Let's help them."
Owners of iPhone and iPod touches no longer being used are asked to visit Steve Glinberg's website to contact him for information about making a donation of a used iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Of course new iPhones, iPod touches, or iPads are also welcome. Upon receiving an iPhone or iPod touch, I restore it to factory state, load it with apps currently in the education category, and send it on to a teacher who has requested one for his/her classroom or summer school program.
Teachers are also asked to visit Steve Glinberg's website to register to be a recipient of a donated iPhone or iPod touch.
Finally, software developers with an app in the iTunes App Store's Education category that they would like included on the iOS devices bound for classrooms and summer school programs are also asked to visit Steve Glinberg's website to contact him with a promo (download) code. Please include the name of your app and a link to it in the App Store. Note that apps will be evaluated for their educational value and may be removed at the discretion of the teacher who receives the device.
Help students at schools around the world by recycling your old iPhone or iPod touch. Please contact Steve Glinberg online to learn how.
Located in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin, Steve Glinberg is an independent software developer, iPhone/iPad enthusiast, and dad who is passionate about finding simple and effective ways to teach even advanced concepts to young children. All Material and Software (C) 2010 Steve Glinberg / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPad, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.