There are endless educational possibilities for iPods and iPads as classroom
instructional devices. The most wonderful part of using iPods to teach is that
you only have to teach content--not how to use the device as most kids have
played with an IPod before or know a parent, etc that has an iPhone. My
favorite apps on the IPods are facejack and the QR code reader.
Facejack is a fun app that closely resembles the Blabberize website. A
picture is uploaded into the app, the mouth of the picture defined and then the
students record something into the app that they want the picture to say. When
done, the mouth moves and the students can hear the picture speak in their
voice! Great for fluency and biographies!!
I am also attaching the cheat sheet that was created to help teachers remember how to use an IPod touch. This cheat sheet was created by a colleague of mine who had to do a presentation for her graduate class. My job was to mentor her through this presentation. For more ideas on how to use iPods in the classroom check out the presentation on this site: http://www.ideastoinspire.co.uk/ipodtouch.htm
_Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools,
located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to
work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work
with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus,
I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
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I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler