Shared gaming space
Posted February 11, 2012on:
This iOS game, Johnny Test: Roller Johnny, is different in that you can create shared gaming spaces simply by putting other iPhones or iPads nearby.
Some might propose that this idea could be extended simply to share and extend a digital whiteboard. But that idea is not valuable in itself. More complex variants of that idea might be.
For example, I can imagine three or four iPhone/iPod Touch instrument apps near a central iPad or computer that serves as a mixer or compiler for music notation, synthesis or creation.
I can also imagine a multimedia project group first brainstorming and then managing their project with this tool. First each member composes ideas in their own devices and “flicks” them to the central device which is displayed for all to see and discuss.
After the group agrees on a plan of action, each member uses a different tool on each device, e.g., web search, background music composition, video editing, and text crafting. They then discuss their progress in real time by sending updates to the central device and by putting the pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together.
Ooh, I smell an app for project-based learning!