Friday, August 27, 2010

it's a learning tool

It's a learning tool. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

It's my sister Darcie's fault. She bought an iPod Touch and told me that I really, really wanted one too. At first I didn't think I would use it much. Then I started looking at the available apps for knitters and spinners and changed my mind.

So I'm now the proud owner of one of my own and have developed a kink in my right shoulder from using the computer mouse to explore all of the cool apps in the iTunes store that I need for it. I also have sore thumbs from playing an evil, addicting game called Angry Birds. I spent most of the day launching birds at pigs. Freaking pigs.

But the Touch is not just a toy (remember my story from above). There is an amazing app called Planets. It shows you the night sky exactly where you are in the world at the time. That's how I found out that the bright orb in the sky near the moon is actually Jupiter. Jupiter!! I didn't even know that we can see Jupiter with the naked eye but there it is! It's bright enough that my point-and-shoot camera can find it.
How cool is that?!

And don't even get me started on the joys of the Knit Gauge app....

3 comments:

CelticCastOn said...

Wow too cool!There is always a bright "star" in the sky we can see from here, now you've got me wondering....

susieg said...

Sounds cool Susan! There are 0 apps for knitting or anything fibre related on the blackberry :( also if you are interested on the science center website there is a link to show the times that the astronomical society has their telescope viewings in the observatory there. Keep in mind they don't always show up when they are supposed to (Jeremy and I learned that over several months)

Channon said...

Lallalalalla... I shouldn't have read this post. I want an i-something to play with apps too!