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iPod Kristina

  1. 1. The iPod! Kristina Miller LING 481 3/10/11
  2. 2. iPod: the FACTS! <ul><li>Sept 1, 2010: 275 million iPods sold thus far.
  3. 3. Sept 2010: 250,000+ apps available for download.
  4. 4. Ipod touch: can connect to WiFi. </li></ul>http://www.apple.com/pr/products/ipodhistory/
  5. 5. What can an iPod do? <ul><li>Originally created as a portable music device.
  6. 6. Now capable of playing: Movies </li></ul>Games Reading documents Apps* Searching the web* And MORE! *: only possible on iTouch devices
  7. 7. Why an iPod? <ul><li>Many students are already familiar/comfortable with </li></ul>the device. <ul><li>Many students own an
  8. 8. iPod already.
  9. 9. The iPod has growing </li></ul>capabilities.
  10. 10. Why an iPod? CON'T <ul><li>According to Grace Poli and ESL teacher in New Jersey~ learning from an iPod~ </li></ul><ul><li>Stimulates and engages students in the learning process
  11. 11. Enhances instruction by making it personal
  12. 12. Increases achievement and motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiates instruction for diverse learners
  13. 13. Accommodates multiple learning styles
  14. 14. Provides anytime, anywhere learning . </li></ul>
  15. 15. Education and the iPod <ul><li>How schools are already implementing the iPod: </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltmZYgF9zGw
  16. 16. Activities! <ul><li>Beginning Level ~
  17. 17. Students listen to a song and while looking at the lyrics focus on spelling, word order or fill in missing words that the teacher has omitted . </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Level ~
  18. 18. Students listen to a song and respond to an open ended question. </li></ul>
  19. 19. The 4 Skills: READING <ul><li>Amazon app: Allows uses to purchase electronic books and read directly on iPod.
  20. 20. Text documents can be uploaded to iPod and read.
  21. 21. Email reading capabilities on iTouch. </li></ul>
  22. 22. The 4 Skills: LISTENING <ul><li>Podcasts: easily able to download and listen to directly on iPod (and usually FREE!) http://www.podcast.com
  23. 23. Listen to music in target language.
  24. 24. Audio Books
  25. 25. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMpV9QgT7yI&feature=related
  26. 26. (Link about benefits of audio books!) </li></ul>
  27. 27. The 4 Skills: SPEAKING <ul><li>Skype: App that can be downloaded. Would allow ample opportunity to practice speaking.
  28. 28. Recorder: allows users to record their own voices and then play it back. </li></ul>
  29. 29. The 4 Skills: WRITING <ul><li>Email
  30. 30. Flashcards
  31. 31. View picture slide show(s) and have students write about the pictures.
  32. 32. Update blogs. </li></ul>
  33. 33. iPod and the Possibilities! <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6LlA2SztY8&feature=related
  34. 34. (Video about other ways to use an iPod for educational purposes.)
  35. 35. The iPod is a multi-dimensional device.
  36. 36. Extremely portable!
  37. 37. iQuiz App: Easy way to prepare oneself for quizzes and/or tests. Self made. </li></ul>

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