I am many things. An educator, a doctoral candidate, a friend, a colleague, a leader, an innovator…I’m sure this list could go on with much debate. However, first and foremost, I’m a husband to a wonderful wife and a father to 3 sons who are the center of my life. Ian and Isaac are twins who are 9 years old and in the third grade. Aiden is just about 3 and starting to give us a real run for our money.

This morning I handed over control of one of my iPod Touch devices to each twin. I spent some time with Isaac showing him how to access the iTunes app store, download apps and sync them to the Touch while Ian was off shopping with his mother. I thought it might be interesting to give Raised Digital and IEAR readers a look at what apps 9 year old boys download to their iPod Touch. Here’s a couple screen shots that give you the general rundown.

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I decided it might be an interesting study to track the flow of apps on Isaac’s iPod Touch over time. I created a Google Spreadsheet with the most current list. From time to time, I think I’ll update it and see where we stand.

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Finally, the educational researcher and teacher in my could resist creating this simple app evaluation tool that I’m going to ask Isaac to fill out. (view results)

I think the feedback from this form can be pretty insightful and possibly be used for some type of research study. We’ll see. In the meantime, what apps stick out to you the most? Any on the list that surprise you? Keep in mind that all of them were selected by a 9 year old boy. I let him pick on his own. It probably is important to note that for the time being, I have decided not to give Isaac any credit on his iTunes account, so most of the apps are free.

Cross posted on IEAR