Monday, January 19, 2009

More on iPods in Education

I've always been a fan of using iPods for educational purposes. I think they have many uses, including a few that I've blogged about in the past. The more advances that Apple makes, the more ways we can use them in the classroom (Could iPod Touches be used as a 1:1 classroom?? Just a(n) (unoriginal) thought). So it always intrigues me when new ideas come about.
The Ed Tech Trek blog put out a post about how they are working on a pilot of iPods in the classroom. While there aren't a lot of specific lessons documented, they have set out a good plan to make the iPods successful.
I'd love to hear how other districts are using iPods to enhance their curriculum!


Art Skupniewicz said...

I work at a school district in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. We are in the process of a big campaign to really push technology in the classroom, so much so that we are having an inservice day strictly devoted to it. Teachers have the choice of picking various technology related seminars throughout the course of the day. One of the courses I have chosen to take is "Using the iPod in the Classroom". It is ironic, given that this is my first time reading this blog. I am very curious to see how the seminar goes, and what it might show me. I'll let you know what info I got once I have taken it.

J Allen said...

Thanks Art! I'll be interested to see how it goes. I really think iPods can push student engagement through the roof and be a great benefit to teachers if it's properly used to enhance the curriculum. Good luck!