Like everyone on here I am passionate about integrating technology to further engage and enhance student learning. I have recently acquired an Ipod Touch (my own personal device) and have been trying to find out more about its educational applications. For myself I can see it as a great way to make observations about student learning and make notes about how I can improve my lessons. I appreciate convenience of having this device available to me when I need to reference a piece of information.
I would like to put forward the question whether portable devices like the Ipod Touch, will ever take off in our classrooms? I know there are pilot programs out there but I'd be interested in hearing arguments for and against these types of devices.
Is this another trend/fad in education where we are all caught up in our own interests in technology?
I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts!
BTW I have a short Google Forms survey if anyone is interested in sharing their thoughts there as well. This is the link