Saturday, March 3, 2007

Ways to Use iPods in Education

Ways to Use iPods (or other MP3 players) in Education…

(Are you using iPods in your classroom? Can you add to this list?)

Administrators can…
1. keep contact information for faculty members
2. keep contact information for students
3. podcast the district’s good news to share with the community
4. record meetings

Students can…
5. count calories
6. create a presentation about the community to share at a community event
7. create a travel guide of the country whose language you’re studying
8. create an audio tour for a field trip
9. create and record songs for learning basic facts
10. develop a script and record a story
11. interview leaders, experts, common folks
12. interview other students
13. listen to a book while you read it
14. listen to and record letter sounds
15. listen to radio programs from other countries to help with foreign language and/or social studies lessons
16. make news podcasts for other grades
17. record book reviews / recommendations
18. record interviews for school newspaper articles
19. record pulse rate data during physical activity (PE)
20. record yourself reading
21. store all your class notes
22. store assignments
23. store contact information for friends
24. store portfolios
25. store presentations
26. store reference materials (dictionary, encyclopedia, …)
27. study anytime / anywhere… even without electricity or a network
28. subscribe and listen to podcasts which are tutorials
29. view instructional golf videos
30. watch a video multiple times to better understand a particular content
31. watch instructional videos
32. watch pregame video studies

Teachers can…
33. ask history students to download films to save class time viewing the movies
34. assign student-created “how to” speeches to be podcast
35. create a video podcast to show how a particular dissection should be done
36. create an electronic portfolio of student reading samples
37. create pronunciation guides for foreign language classes
38. create quizzes for students who need to hear the questions
39. create vocabulary flash cards for ESL students
40. create weekly podcasts of class activities for parents and community
41. differentiate instruction by using specialized podcasts with individual students
42. download art pieces for students to study
43. download some newspaper articles to listen to while you’re “on the go”
44. download world folk dance music and instructions for students to practice (for PE)
45. extend learning beyond the classroom
46. have students podcast poems they have written
47. immediately jump to predetermined places in an audio book
48. integrate audio into the curriculum
49. play a famous speech
50. podcast classroom presentations
51. podcast students’ most-asked questions
52. produce content that is not otherwise available
53. provide video, audio, and/or images to help a student who has been absent catch up
54. record comprehension exercises for students
55. record presentations you hear at conferences
56. record test questions so that special education students can have tests read to them
57. show your PowerPoint slides with an iPod and a projector
58. store classroom presentations
59. store contact information
60. use music to set the stage for a lesson

Anyone can…
61. download audiobooks
62. store files
63. store movies
64. store photos
65. store songs


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