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  1. 1. Presented by: Melissa Spano ELCL 605-60 November 8, 2010 1
  2. 2.  An iPod is what is known as a Portable Music Player (PMP).  A PMP is a term used to describe any digital portable music player that allows you to download or save music files (in MP3 format) from your computer or laptop to play on your PMP. 2
  3. 3. MP3 Player iPod®  Small device  Uses Flash Memory to download files  May also support files such as: WMA, WAV, MIDI, AAC  Contain specific software for transferring files  Costs around $35-100  An iPod has all the same components as an MP3 player  But the iPod is a specific brand of MP3 player (Apple)  iPods use Apple iTunes® to download & transfer music & other applications 3
  4. 4. Portable Music Devices (PMPs) have almost completely replaced the more dated versions of this technology, such as…. 4
  5. 5. Now you can listen to an iPod without using headphones…& share your music library with others! 5
  6. 6. Since its release in 2001, Apple has come out with several variations of its original product, including the iPod Shuffle, Nano, Classic, Mini, & Touch. Click Link To Compare iPods 6
  7. 7. According to Webopedia.com, as of September 2010, the iPod® is the best-selling product in the history of digital audio players, selling more than 260 million units worldwide. 7
  8. 8. Because of the iPod’s small size & portability people can easily enjoy their iPod just about anywhere. 8
  9. 9.  Eliminates the need for CDs & a cumbersome CD player.  Thousands of songs at your finger tips (songs can be placed into playlists/ folders for easier retrieval).  iTunes library offers songs not found in stores, ($1 per song vs. $14.99 per CD).  Ensures that early childhood educators incorporate an appropriate amount of music & movement in their daily curriculum. 9
  10. 10.  Watch a video  Record a video (great for documentation)  Use it as a voice recorder  Listen to a podcast  Listen to stories (many for free!) Click to view stories  Educational Apps (available for the iPod Touch®) Click to view apps 10
  11. 11. Costs Training  iPods range from $49 for the 2GB iPod Shuffle® to $399 for the 64GB iPod Touch®  The 8GB iPod Nano® ($149) would be ideal for usage in an early childhood classroom Which iPod are you?  Total cost iPod ($149) + Speakers($60)= $209  Extremely user friendly so minimal training  On-line tutorials  Apple on-line Self Service Support  1- 1.5 hr in- house professional development 11
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  13. 13. Pros Cons  Very appealing & motivating to children of all ages  The “Play back” feature  User- friendly for teachers & students  Amount of free apps  “What was once designed as a mere pmp is on its way to becoming an essential educational tool.”  Considered a distraction by some  Establishing & maintaining an appropriate “Use Policy”  Lack of resources  “Asking for an iPod now is like what we went through asking for a digital or video camera 5 yrs ago.” 13
  14. 14. Students Teachers  Students on all levels were found to be intrinsically motivated  Students exhibited higher levels of academic confidence  Enabled students to learn in a new & unique way  Able to share academic achievements with friends & family  “Using the iPod didn’t feel like work.”  Happy to become part of “iPod generation”  Empowered instructors to take a fresh look at their teaching practices.  Added another level of engagement to their lectures/ lessons.  “It challenges you to redevelop your daily curriculum materials in an innovative way.” 14
  15. 15.  Are an excellent motivator  Encourage teachers to “rethink” their daily curriculum  Promote an ample amount of music & movement in the early childhood classroom  Can be used in a variety of academic areas besides music  Are well worth the cost  Require minimal training 15
  16. 16.  www.kwego.com  www.apple.com  www.youtube.com  www.webopedia.com  www.itunes.com  Blaisdel, M. (2006). In iPod we trust. T.H.E. Journal, 33 (8), 30-36.  Crispin, D. (2008). iPods and creativity in learning and teaching: An instructional perspective. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 20 (1), 6-10. 16
  17. 17. Questions…..Comments? 17

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