Monday, October 15, 2007

iPod instructional uses

Last night's evening news on NBC had an interesting feature on a school in Union City New Jersey where iPods are being used in the an ESL classroom. The story featured ways in which music, audio books and spoken interviews with the iPods were being used to help students' learn about nouns, improve reading and speaking comprehension.

One student interviewed in the story was asked how they would feel if they were using a book to accomplish these things -- her response -- it would be boring! Spoken like a true digital native. The link to the NBC video piece is here:

The Apple website has a section for educators with resources for getting started and some great examples of how ipods are being used in various school settings at ...still the digital immigrant...Lois

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