A Classroom in your Pocket: iPods in Education

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Enhance curriculum, increase student achievement, and learn creative new ways to develop innovative lessons with the use of the iPod. The purpose of this presentation is to provide educators with …

Enhance curriculum, increase student achievement, and learn creative new ways to develop innovative lessons with the use of the iPod. The purpose of this presentation is to provide educators with exciting new skills to enable them to utilize iPods as tools for classroom instruction. Participants will learn how easily the iPod can be integrated into all content curriculum areas to engage students, increase achievement, and foster creative learning.

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  • 1. A Classroom in your Pocket: iPods in Education Grace Poli Media Specialist José Martí Middle School Union City Board of Education Union City, New Jersey Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 2. Why teach with iPods? Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 3. Why teach with iPods? Engage students in learning Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 4. Why teach with iPods? Engage students in learning Enhance instruction Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 5. Why teach with iPods? Engage students in learning Enhance instruction Increase motivation Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 6. Why teach with iPods? Engage students in learning Enhance instruction Increase motivation Individualized instruction Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 7. Why teach with iPods? Engage students in learning Enhance instruction Increase motivation Individualized instruction Accommodate multiple learning styles of students Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 8. Why teach with iPods? Engage students in learning Enhance instruction Increase motivation Individualized instruction Accommodate multiple learning styles of students Take it anywhere? Learn on the go! Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 9. iPod Nano 8 GB or 16 GB $149 - $199 Holds up to 2,000 or 4,000 songs Holds up to 8 hours or 16 hours of video Spoken menus a#ows listeners to hear without viewing the screen Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 10. iPod Classic 120 GB 36 hours of music 30,000 songs or 150 hours of video $249 Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 11. iPod Touch Wi Fi Mobile Platform Multi-Touch 8 GB $229 16 GB $299 Audio 36 hours 32 GB $399 Video 6 hours Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 12. Musical Lesson Ideas Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 13. Lesson Ideas Demo Artist Song Skill Spelling and open John Mayer Say - video ended questions Progressive form of Suzanne Vega Tom’s Diner the verb Daniel Powter Bad Day Sequencing Five for Fighting World - video Open ended questions Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 14. Creating Lessons 1. Find a song, artist and the lyrics 2. Determine language patterns, vocabulary and syntax in the lyrics 3. Create lessons by removing the key words and phrases to be learned from the lyrics Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 15. Modification Ideas Lesson 1: Advanced Students Write complete words, phrases and open-ended questions Lesson 2: Intermediate Students Complete sentence syntax (nouns, verbs, etc.) when provided with context clues, and include word bank Lesson 3: Severely-Limited English Students Identify words provided using a translation dictionary Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 16. Student Assessment Complete grammar activity Read lyrics, without listening to the music Reading comprehension Oral assessment Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 17. Lyrics & Music Determine the Artist & Song Find songs by any topic Free musical lyrics websites The Green Book of Songs and Subjects http://lyrics.astraweb.com http://greenbookofsongs.com/ http://azlyrics.com Annual Subscription $19.95 http://sing365.com Type the code - grace Into the coupon box for $10.00 discount Pay only $9.95 Free and legal Music Downloads Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 18. Methods for Downloading Music Find Free Music - NO COST, LEGAL TUNES from independent and unsigned musicians www.amazon.com - click on MP3 downloads for free download Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 19. Audiobooks Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 20. Benefits of Audiobooks Proper word pronunciation Improves listening and comprehension skills Engage students in active reading Increases vocabulary comprehension Students can follow along with printed text Listen and learn at your own pace: slow down, fast forward, go back or bookmark a section Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 21. Audiobook Cost Analysis iTUNES DOWNLOAD TITLE CD/CASSETTE Harry Potter $374.70 $249 The Outsiders $25.95 $15.95 A Wrinkle in Time $25.95 $15.95 The Mixed-Up Files $14.95 $10.95 The Chocolate War $25.95 $15.95 Kira-Kira $27.95 $17.95 Maniac Magee $19.95 $15.95 $515.40 $341.70 Download Savings = $173.70! Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 22. Importing Audiobooks 1. Purchasing audiobooks in the iTunes Store 2. Importing CDs - multiple tracks NOT always practical 3. AudioBook Builder http://www.splasm.com/ audiobookbuilder/ - $10.00 cost 4. Downloading free audiobook online - multiple tracks Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 23. Other Audiobooks Sources AudioBooks.org http://audiobooks.org Free Classic Audiobooks http://freeclassicaudiobooks.com Audiobooks for Free http://audiobooksforfree.com Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 24. Ebooks at Project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 25. iPod Voice Recorder Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 26. Benefits of iPod Voice Recorders Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 27. Benefits of iPod Voice Recorders Improves English Fluency Improves word pronunciation Increases comprehension of words and phrases Student learn to speak more clearly The iPod becomes a portable recorder Once recorded on the iPod, audio can be used anywhere (Podcast, iMovie, PowerPoint, etc.) Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 28. Rubric: iPod Voice Recorder Oral Reading Evaluation Oral Reading Evaluation Using the Voice Recorder Name ________________ H.R. _______ Date _______ Excellent (5), Good (4), Average (3), Fair (2), Poor (1) Fluency 5 4 3 2 1 Clarity 5 4 3 2 1 Pronunciation 5 4 3 2 1 Comprehension 5 4 3 2 1 Total ____________ Grade __________ Comments: Student selected a magazine of their choice with the purpose of reading an article using iPod voice recorder. Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 29. Conversational Questions http://iteslj.org/questions/ 1. What is your name? My name is Joel. 2. How old are you? I am 13 years old. 3. What country are you from? I am from Dominician Republic. 4. How long have you been in the United State? I have been in the United States for one year. 5. Do you have brothers and sisters? I have two sisters and one brother. 6. What is your favorite book? My favorite book is Narnia. 7. Who is your best friend? My best friend is my mother. Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 30. Practical use of the Voice Recorder Instructions 1. Connect the Belkin TuneTalk to the iPod 2. Click on the center button once to start recording 3. Once you finish recording click STOP and SAVE Motivation 1. How would you best describe motivation? 2. How do you motivate children? 3. Does motivation affect learning? Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 31. Using the iPod Across the Curriculum Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 32. Video use ideas Field Trip - Use voice recorder and camera to create an enhanced podcast Podcast - iTunes Store and click on Education Visual Learning Company (Science - both English & Spanish) http://www.visuallearningco.com/ United Streaming videos - http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com/ Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 33. Conversation Questions http://langmedia.fiveco
  • 34. eges.edu/ Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 35. Conversational Questions http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/ Whole Language “Greetings a Relative” Italian Transcript Elena: Ciao zia! Zia: Come stai? Elena: Benissimo e tu? Zia: Bene! Da quando sei arrivata? Elena: Siamo arrivati la settimana scorsa! Grazie mille per averci invitato! Cosa ci hai preparato stasera? Zia: Ma, non so se vi piacciono le lasagne al pesto! Elena: Ah, certo le lasagne al pesto! Son Bunoissime! Zia: Che sono tipiche de Genova. Il coniglio e poi la crostata v’ho fatto! Elena: Allora due sono ancora a scuola, l’altra é andata a goicare a Quicktime pallone, ma tornerà per cena. E la mamma come sta? Real Video Elena: La mama sta benissimo. E la tua mamma? Zia: La mia mamma è un pó vecchietta ma sta bene peró, verrá Italian Transcript presto a trovarci anche lei, speriamo stasera. English Translation Elena: Bene bene! Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 36. Conversational Questions http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/ Whole Language “Greetings a Relative” Italian Transcript Elena: Ciao zia! Zia: Come stai? Elena: Benissimo e tu? Zia: Bene! Da quando sei arrivata? Elena: Siamo arrivati la settimana scorsa! Grazie mille per averci invitato! Cosa ci hai preparato stasera? Zia: Ma, non so se vi piacciono le lasagne al pesto! Elena: Ah, certo le lasagne al pesto! Son Bunoissime! Zia: Che sono tipiche de Genova. Il coniglio e poi la crostata v’ho fatto! Elena: Allora due sono ancora a scuola, l’altra é andata a goicare a Quicktime pallone, ma tornerà per cena. E la mamma come sta? Real Video Elena: La mama sta benissimo. E la tua mamma? Zia: La mia mamma è un pó vecchietta ma sta bene peró, verrá Italian Transcript presto a trovarci anche lei, speriamo stasera. English Translation Elena: Bene bene! Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 37. Math 1. iQuiz Game iQuiz Maker 2. Teacher Tube http://teachertube.com 3. YouTube http://youtube.com Videora iPod Converter (Windows) Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 38. iPod Touch Educational Apps 72 pages x 20 Apps = 1440 About 25% of the application are +ee of charge Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 39. Educational Apps for the iPod Touch Paid Free Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 40. Additional Lesson Ideas iPod Touch Plan book - Google Calendar & iCal Flashcards - Presentation slides, export, create an album Scientific calculator - calculator app Google Earth - The whole planet in your pocket! iTalk Recorder - Free app (microphone adaptor required) Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 41. Educational use for iPods Spark Notes - Online study guide database SAT Vocabulary Builder - test taking strategies Webster Dictionary Reference - look up words and definitions onto your iPod ESL Podcast - Podcast and activities Brain Quest - Educational games for grades 1-7 Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 42. Unexpected Uses of the iPods http://www.oculture.com/2007/04/10_unexpected_u.htm Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 43. Unexpected Uses of the iPods Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 44. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 1. Train Doctors to Save Lives - American College of Cardiology indicates iPods are used to listen to recorded heart sounds to teach medical students how to better recognize different conditions Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 45. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 1. Train Doctors to Save Lives - American College of Cardiology indicates iPods are used to listen to recorded heart sounds to teach medical students how to better recognize different conditions 2. Bring Criminals to Justice - United States federal district court has started using iPods to hold copies of wiretap transmissions in a large drug-conspiracy case Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 46. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 1. Train Doctors to Save Lives - American College of Cardiology indicates iPods are used to listen to recorded heart sounds to teach medical students how to better recognize different conditions 2. Bring Criminals to Justice - United States federal district court has started using iPods to hold copies of wiretap transmissions in a large drug-conspiracy case 3. Get Yourself Into Serious Shape - TrailRunner is a free program that helps you plan your route and then loads your iPods with maps, distances, and time goals Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 47. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 1. Train Doctors to Save Lives - American College of Cardiology indicates iPods are used to listen to recorded heart sounds to teach medical students how to better recognize different conditions 2. Bring Criminals to Justice - United States federal district court has started using iPods to hold copies of wiretap transmissions in a large drug-conspiracy case 3. Get Yourself Into Serious Shape - TrailRunner is a free program that helps you plan your route and then loads your iPods with maps, distances, and time goals 4. Tour Around Great Cities - iSubwayMaps lets you download subway maps from 24 major cities across the globe. They range from New York City, Paris, and Berlin to Moscow, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 48. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 1. Train Doctors to Save Lives - American College of Cardiology indicates iPods are used to listen to recorded heart sounds to teach medical students how to better recognize different conditions 2. Bring Criminals to Justice - United States federal district court has started using iPods to hold copies of wiretap transmissions in a large drug-conspiracy case 3. Get Yourself Into Serious Shape - TrailRunner is a free program that helps you plan your route and then loads your iPods with maps, distances, and time goals 4. Tour Around Great Cities - iSubwayMaps lets you download subway maps from 24 major cities across the globe. They range from New York City, Paris, and Berlin to Moscow, Tokyo and Hong Kong. 5. Calculate the Right Tip - TipKalc helps you figure out the tip and grand total Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 49. Unexpected Uses of the iPods Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 50. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 6. Record Flight data - LoPresti Speed announced plans to use iPods as flight data recorders in light aircrafts (will have the ability to record over 500 hours of flight time data) Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 51. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 6. Record Flight data - LoPresti Speed announced plans to use iPods as flight data recorders in light aircrafts (will have the ability to record over 500 hours of flight time data) 7. Throw a Meaner Curveball - Pitcher for the Houston Astros, started using video iPod to review pitching frame by frame to improved overall techniques Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 52. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 6. Record Flight data - LoPresti Speed announced plans to use iPods as flight data recorders in light aircrafts (will have the ability to record over 500 hours of flight time data) 7. Throw a Meaner Curveball - Pitcher for the Houston Astros, started using video iPod to review pitching frame by frame to improved overall techniques 8. Learn Foreign Language - University students are using iPods to record lectures, take notes, and even create electronic flash cards Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 53. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 6. Record Flight data - LoPresti Speed announced plans to use iPods as flight data recorders in light aircrafts (will have the ability to record over 500 hours of flight time data) 7. Throw a Meaner Curveball - Pitcher for the Houston Astros, started using video iPod to review pitching frame by frame to improved overall techniques 8. Learn Foreign Language - University students are using iPods to record lectures, take notes, and even create electronic flash cards 9. Memory Stick - save your Microsoft office files Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 54. Unexpected Uses of the iPods 6. Record Flight data - LoPresti Speed announced plans to use iPods as flight data recorders in light aircrafts (will have the ability to record over 500 hours of flight time data) 7. Throw a Meaner Curveball - Pitcher for the Houston Astros, started using video iPod to review pitching frame by frame to improved overall techniques 8. Learn Foreign Language - University students are using iPods to record lectures, take notes, and even create electronic flash cards 9. Memory Stick - save your Microsoft office files 10. Wikipedia - download one of the largest encyclopedias on your iPod (FREE) Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 55. Maintenance Register iPods Software updates Sync and Charge - 40 iPods Bretford iPod Cart Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 56. Resources Apple Learning Interchange - http:// edcommunity.apple.com/ali/ iPod in education: The Potential of Language Acquisition - http://e2t2.binghamton.edu/pdfs/ iPod_Lang_Acquisition_whitepaper.pdf Learning in Hand: iPods - http://learninginhand.com Lisa Thumann’s iPod Touch resources - http:// thumannresources.com/tag/itouch/ Friday, February 27, 2009
  • 57. Thanks! Grace Poli, Media Specialist gpoli@union-city.k12.nj.us www.teachwithgrace.com To obtain a copy of this presentation visit www.slideshare.net/gpoli Please note videos and musical lessons wi# not be posted Friday, February 27, 2009