E books Framework Funds 2009 – 2010 Kim Gagie Angela Boccuzzi-Reichert
8 Ipod Touches were purchased with the funds. Ipod Touches were chosen for their versatility. They have many applications, including those for ebook readers and audio books.
With our funds we were able to purchase 5 ebooks using the Kindle App and 31 audio books.
Students were able to access books at their interest level. They may not have been able to access these books otherwise.
“ Ipods were a good idea because it makes reading easier.” K.S. “Ipods were a good idea because when I am read to, I know what is going on.” C.L. “Ipods were a good idea because I listened to a book that I would not have read.”
Ipods allows for Differentiation of Instruction. Students can read books that are at their interest level. Ipods give students access to books in alternative formats. This will facilitate students to become life long readers.
Summer Ball Outsiders Uglies Walking Naked Milkweed Wave Holes Books that we have read
The survey says… 8 out of 9 students were motivated to read using the Itouches.