It was interesting doing these series of lessons this year as the students really had a hard time coming up with a lot of the different inputs for a phone. I concentrated on the phone first because I felt like it was the most relevant to the students.
How does the phone know it has to shut down when it is too hot? How does the phone know where it is?How does the phone know to switch from playing music through the speakers to playing music through the headphones?How does the phone know to turn off the screen when you put the phone up to your ear?How does apple know that you got the phone wet?
The cards are a cool idea.
When students got really stuck, I asked them some questions to get them going again.
A few more ideas
This lesson was really cool. I felt like the students got so much more of an idea of what an input could be even by just thinking of a phone. Now I have to get them to really broaden those concepts for their apps in the unit 1 project.
During today's apple event I saw this and thought it was a cool graphic of all the inputs just on the front of an iphone.