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Each year teachers create lesson plans, exams and numerous supplemental materials to reinforce lessons with students. Discover how the iPod can be used as a powerful teaching tool. You will be ...

Each year teachers create lesson plans, exams and numerous supplemental materials to reinforce lessons with students. Discover how the iPod can be used as a powerful teaching tool. You will be dazzled by the possibilities of this portable pocket device as a method of educational content delivery.

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  • IPODS IN THE CLASSROOM: NOT JUST MUSIC Anthony Dragona, RSBA School Business Administrator / Interim Board Secretary Grace Poli Supervisor of Technology Union City Board of Education Union City, New Jersey
  • 21ST CENTURY LEARNING Technology Trends Union City Board of Education
  • TECHNOLOGY TRENDS The goal is for teachers to understand that through emerging technology trends, such as Blogs, Wikis, Podcast, iPods and Digital Storytelling, students become active participants in real life learning Schools that use emerging technologies help drive the restructuring of education that result in student-centered learning
  • WHAT? Technology needs assessment: What should work? What really works? What is essential? What is important? What are the resources needed?
  • WHERE? Union City High School ~ Opened September 2009 Grades 10 - 12 2,000 Students 160 Staff Union City Academy for Educational Advancement (AEA) ~ Opened September 2009 - Project Lead the Way Grades 9 - 12 400 Students 25 Staff Union City Freshman Academy - Opened September 2009 Grade 9 600 Students 60 Staff
  • WHAT SHOULD WORK? Internet Server Network infrastructure Printing Computers
  • WHAT REALLY WORKS? Network Speed Reliability Wireless Hardware Operating Systems Programs
  • WHAT IS ESSENTIAL? Technology infused lessons Technology that is dependable Professional Development Ability for students to store their work Place for teachers to share best practices
  • WHAT ARE THE RESOURCES NEEDED? Laptops for Staff Days of Professional Development Laptops for Students - 54 carts Desktop Computers - Specialized area iPod Touch and iPod Carts Ceiling mounted wireless projectors SmartBoards
  • THE REQUIRED RESOURCES Administrative Support Technology Supervisor Technology Coaches Apple Badged Support Specialist Technology Support Specialist Adequate fund allocation
  • HOW DOES THE IPOD IMPACT LEARNING?
  • TRANSFORMING LEARNING Stimulates and engages students in the learning process Enhances instruction by making it personal Increases achievement and motivation Differentiates instruction for diverse learners Accommodates multiple learning styles of students Take it anywhere? Learn on the go!
  • iPods are one of the most popular forms of technology
  • IPODS IN EDUCATION MSNBC Nightly News
  • MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM Grammar exercises Select music with repeated phrases and patterns Dialogue and conversation Summarize Comprehension Respond (reflections)
  • SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES Fill in the blanks Spelling (rearrange (grammatical patterns) letters) Word bank Figurative Language Matching Lyrics in strips Theme related activities Open-ended questions
  • STUDENT ASSESSMENT Grammar Pronunciation Vocabulary Fluency Comprehension
  • MUSIC BY THEME Find songs by any topic / theme The Green Book of Songs and Subjects http://greenbookofsongs.com Annual Subscription $19.95 Type the code - grace (coupon box for $10.00 discount) Final cost $9.95
  • RHYTHM RHYME RESULTS http://educationalrap.com Educational Music All songs include streaming audio, lyrics, and additional educational resources Math Science Language Arts Social Studies
  • RHYTHM RHYME RESULTS http://educationalrap.com Educational Music All songs include streaming audio, lyrics, and additional educational resources Lyrics Chorus Don’t be negative about negative signs Just use your brain that you’ll train, yeah you’re gonna Math be fine So don’t be negative about negative signs You’ll be dancing with the answers to the questions in Science time Verse I When you’re adding two numbers and the signs are all the same Language Arts You add the absolute value and the sign doesn’t change Let’s say you’re adding (−5) with (−5) The answer’s (−10) with the negative sign Social Studies This time we’ll mix it up and we’ll use one negative We’ll add integers with signs opposite Subtract the smaller from the larger Keep the larger number’s sign, so 8 + (−17) is (−9)
  • RHYTHM RHYME RESULTS http://educationalrap.com Educational Music All songs include streaming audio, lyrics, and additional educational resources Math Science Language Arts Social Studies
  • RHYTHM RHYME RESULTS http://educationalrap.com Educational Music All songs include streaming audio, lyrics, and additional educational resources Lyrics Chorus Photosynthesis, let’s get into this Math Discussion of sunlight, and transfer of energy. Photosynthesis, let’s get into this Process of chemical reactions and synergy. Science Verse I Plants take water, sun, and CO2, to make glucose: the sugar that they use for food Language Arts They also put oxygen into the air So we can share, because oxygen is everywhere The energy transforms from solar to chemical Social Studies All the time, everywhere, the process is identical In every plant, and every tree Enabling all living things to be
  • RHYTHM RHYME RESULTS http://educationalrap.com Educational Music All songs include streaming audio, lyrics, and additional educational resources Math Science Language Arts Social Studies
  • RHYTHM RHYME RESULTS http://educationalrap.com Educational Music All songs include streaming audio, lyrics, and additional educational resources Lyrics Chorus Sometimes what you mean is not exactly what you say Math That’s figurative language, using words in different ways Personification, alliteration, assonance, hyperbole Onomatopoeia, metaphor, and simile Science Verse I When Sally seems to sit somewhere separate from Sonia, Or Caleb calls Chris ‘cause he’s coming to California It’s called Language Arts alliteration: that’s what occurs When you got the same sound at the start of every word But when you’ve got a vowel sound that keeps sounding the Social Studies same That’s a figure called assonance, yeah, that’s its name It’s what I’m trying to define by providing this example But I cannot deny that assonance can be a handful
  • RHYTHM RHYME RESULTS http://educationalrap.com Educational Music All songs include streaming audio, lyrics, and additional educational resources Math Science Language Arts Social Studies
  • RHYTHM RHYME RESULTS http://educationalrap.com Educational Music All songs include streaming audio, lyrics, and additional educational resources Lyrics Chorus What does the Constitution do? What does the Constitution say? Math Well listen up and I’ll tell you About the Constitution Verse I Article I establishes the Congress Science It might seem simple but there’s guidelines beyond this So follow along, y’all, we’re in for the long haul As we explore the details of Congressional Protocol Language Arts The House of Representatives, yo, it’s mad large 435 representatives in all They serve for two years, bigger states get more Social Studies But you can’t be a congressman if you’re only 24, Now in the upper house of Congress, the one called the Senate There’s 100 Senators under the Vice President Two from every state with a six-year limit, But you’ve gotta be 30 or else you can’t be in it
  • AUDIOBOOKS
  • PURCHASING AUDIO BOOKS Purchasing audio books in the iTunes Store TITLE CD/CASSETTE iTUNES DOWNLOAD 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
  • VOICE RECORDER Belkin Tune Talk Check iPod model for compatibility
  • VOICE RECORDER Beneficial for ESL students Record themselves working on oral Belkin Tune Talk language skills Practice pronunciation of words Improve English fluency The iPod becomes a portable recorder Once recorded on the iPod, audio can be used anywhere
  • VOICE RECORDER Suggested Lesson Ideas Conversation Questions for ESL students http://iteslj.org/questions/ 2,000 questions on 33 topics Record reading passages Record audio tours ➔
field trips Reports ➔
interviews Import recorded files to create a podcast
  • VOICE RECORDER Teacher Ideas Record directions Read a test Study guides Dictate oral exams Archive thematic lesson plans Student & Teacher conference
  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Discovery Education http://streaming.discoveryeducation.com - 80,000 concept level video clips, virtual labs, and lesson plans Visual Learning Co. http://visuallearningco.com - Full Length Science Videos and Contents iTunes Store offers over 100,000 free podcast episodes to search, subscribe and listen iTunes U explores over 75,000 educational audio and video files from top universities, museums, PBS station, Liberty Science Center, Smithsonian, and much more
  • IPOD TOUCH Educational Apps 318 pages x 20 Apps = 6,360 Wi-Fi Mobile Platform Multi-Touch Pocket computer. Web, email, maps, weather, calendar, and more
  • EDUCATIONAL APPS For the iPod Touch
  • MAINTENANCE Register iPods Software updates Sync and Charge - 40 iPods Bretford iPod Cart
  • PARAT SOLUTIONS PARASYNC for iPod Charging and Synchronization Dock 20-unit iPod Dock Price $869 http://paratsolutions.com/
  • PARAT SOLUTIONS PARASYNC Language Lab Case Encloses a Macbook 15 iPod devices 15 headsets and mircophones iPod audio recorder and diverse cables Unit Price: $1,519
  • RESOURCES Apple Learning Interchange - http:// edcommunity.apple.com/ali/ Apple - http://apple.com/ipodtouch/what-is/ipod.html Grace Poli - http://teachwithgrace.com iPod in education: The Potential of Language Acquisition http://e2t2.binghamton.edu/pdfs/ iPod_Lang_Acquisition_whitepaper.pdf iRead (iPod & iPhone apps for Education) - http:// podcast.eusd4kids.org/groups/iread/
  • THANKS!
  • THANKS! Anthony Dragona ~ adragona@union-city.k12.nj.us Grace Poli ~ gpoli@union-city.k12.nj.us
  • THANKS! Anthony Dragona ~ adragona@union-city.k12.nj.us Grace Poli ~ gpoli@union-city.k12.nj.us To obtain a copy of this presentation visit: http://slideshare.net/gpoli
  • Union City Board of Education Jeanette Peña, President Alicia Morejón,Vice President Pablo Cabrera, Trustee Johnny Garces, Trustee José Mejia, Trustee Kennedy Ng, Trustee Carlos Vallejo, Trustee Stanley M. Sanger, Superintendent of Schools Silvia Abbato, Asst. Superintendent of Schools Gerald Caputo, Asst. Superintendent of Schools Robert Fazio, Asst. Superintendent of Schools Anthony N. Dragona, School Business Administrator