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We bought two carts of iPod touch devices last summer as part of our transition from Windows to Apple. At first I thought they would be a more developmentally appropriate device for younger pupils, but they seem to have infiltrated all grades in our K-8 school. Clearly useful for "drill & skill", they have been used for everything from audio books for 2nd graders to math calculators for 6-8 graders, to letter formation practice for kindergarten. They have been used, primarily, as an additional tool for classroom instruction without all the extraneous process of logging onto the network, and that sort of thing. You turn it on and go to work. We have over 170 applications on our devices. They include music tools, art programs, resource guides, a dice rolling application used in 4th grade math, a coin flip program used in kindergarten; I literally could go on all day. We (teachers) are constantly finding apps they want to try out. At 99 cents per app for all the iPods, software cost is a non-issue. The carts are in constant use and, while we were skeptical at first about buying them, they have turned out to be one of the best purchases we have made. John Orban The Country School www.countryschool.org ========================= >From: "McCay, Doreen" <MCCAYD@lourdesnet.org> Greetings, I am the Senior Director on Perioperative Services in an inner city tertiary care facility in Southern New Jersey. I am pursing my Maters degree in Nursing Education. I am currently enrolled in an educational technology course. One of my assignments is to evaluate an educational list serve. Over the past several weeks I have been following the discussions posted on EDTECH and I must say that I have found the discussions interesting and informative. I consider the members of this list serve to be experts in the field of education technology and I would like to elicit your opinion about use of iPods and other portable devices in higher education. Is iPod technology currently incorporated into your curriculum? If so, can you share how you utilize this technology? Does it positively facilitate the teaching learning process? Doreen McCay email@example.com --- Edtech Archives, posting guidelines and other information are at: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~edweb Please include your name, email address, and school or professional affiliation in each posting. To unsubscribe send the following command to: LISTSERV@H-NET.MSU.EDU SIGNOFF EDTECH