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