iPods in the Classroom: Effective Models of Practice (Part 3 of 7)

5 Feb

Educators all over the country are using mobile devices in their classroom for timers, calculators, quizzes, finding facts and articles, and instant messaging to their teacher and group members. Here are two specific examples on how and why mobile devices are used in the classroom:


  • Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) initiative rolling out in August 2012
  • Administrators recognize that more students own personal digital devices and are using them at home in their free time
  • They will provide professional development so that teachers are using the technology in the classroom effectively; no “type a word document” as homework

Orange County

  • Use music, quickly, to introduce a topic
  • Navigate through an audio book
  • Load video, audio and images to the iPod
  • Create flash cards using various apps in order to study vocabulary
  • Interview community members, create oral history reports, weekly podcasts highlighting what they learned that week

Helms, A.D. (2012). Internet access in CMS to change academics. Charlotte Observer. Retrieved from http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/01/29/2967987/internet-access-in-cms-to-change.html

Koebler, J. (2011). Teachers use cell phones in the classroom. U.S. News. Retrieved from

Meserve, S. (2007). iPods in the classroom. School CIO. Retrieved from http://www.schoolcio.com/article/ipods-in-the-classroom/51713


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