October 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment
A RECENT UPDATE TO IOS SEEMS TO HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO STOP THIS RESOURCE WORKING ON IPAD. I’VE ONLY JUST NOTICED THE FAULT. THE INCONSISTENCY OF HTML 5STRIKES AGAIN. APOLOGIES, I’LL SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE.
This is a departure for this site. Instead of being an online IWB resource this is an online iPad compatible resource. Instead of being coded in Flash this is coded in HTML5 and so is compatible with all of Apple’s mobile devices. It is also equally usable with the interactive whiteboard as long as you have an up to date browser. Internet Explorer users must have IE9.
This update of an older clock resource was chosen to allow teachers or teaching assistants to work with a child and an iPad on a 1 to 1 basis. As such, and in line with the majority of the resources on this site, it is not designed for solitary learning but to support teaching staff help their student to learn.
The clock is easily interacted with. Drag anywhere onscreen to rotate the hands. This is not restricted just to the bevel and finer control can be achieved further from the centre of the clock. There are 3 buttons. The top one turns on ‘snap to 5′ where the minute hand will always snap to a 5 minute interval. The middle one divided the face into ‘to’ and ‘past’. The bottom one toggles minute labels. A deft flick of the clock will result in it spinning to a random time.
As already said this resource is not for solitary learning but to support helping a child learn to tell the time. As such an adult could use this to give a child the time and have the child more the hands to that time. Or they may have the child spin the clock and then tell them the time. Another alternative is to set the time and ask the child to advance it by another time.
Tablet computers lack the power of desktops so not all devices will necessarily provide a suitable learing experience. It has been tested on an iPad 2 and on and Android based HTC Desire phone and worked fine. As such it should work fine on recent iPhones and iPod touches too.
If your class does not have wifi remember you can save a webpage to an Apple device by selecting ‘Add to Home Screen’.
As ever please feedback any suggestions or bug reports particularly in this case in relation to mobile devices.
Unfortunately browser differences can throw up surprises in a way that using Flash does not.
Firefox is not displaying correctly please use either IE9 or Safari.
Firefox 7 works fine.
When switching on the to/past clock face in IE9 there is a short delay as the image is not preloading correctly. Subsequent toggling of this face is instant as the image is then loaded.
A solution to all is being worked on.
To understand why this resource is different to the previous ones on this site see the supporting site teacherledplus.com.Tweet