Using an iPod Touch with 8 Year Old Students

Posted: October 3, 2009 in edushifts, ipod, iPod in Education
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Here is a video of how one teacher (who was fortunate enough to obtain a full class set if iPod Touch devices) is using new technologies with 8 year old children to help them learn.  This video raises a number of questions for me: What lesson can we learn from this?  What is the role of experimentation of new methodologies in the classroom? Who is the ultimate driving force behind initiating such a change?

To play the video, click on the video itself or on the”click to play” link located immediately below the video.

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  1. Mike Mcilveen says:

    Wow this is amazing! “All 32 students can hit the wireless internet and get on it and not have any queues or anything, it goes through our website filtering so there’s no problem with that.” This would be a technical challenge in my district, but a challenge which in my opinion must be met. Online/mobile learning is too rich to ignore anymore. Schools are becoming impoverished to the extent that they cannot access these rich tools.

  2. GaryDe says:

    thought provoking stuff.. This new generation of kids are growing up so differently from any other generation. It will be interesting to see how technology in the classroom effects the minds of tomarrow

    • They are growing up differently because they have access to a new generation of tools that is revolutionizing not just their world, but the entire world around them. The institutions around them, however, are much slower to adapt. This clash will come to a head soon – the results should revolutionize the way we educate kids…stay tuned!

  3. The irony is unfortunately that the video won’t play on my iPod Touch! Will catch it as soon as I get back to my PC though. Thanks for sharing.

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