I am the Principal at a Middle School in New York. We just implemented Ipod touches in our school. We have 100 Ipod touches. 30 each on two Ipod touch carts and various mini sets. Our teachers sign out the carts using the school wide Google calendar. Other smaller sets are being used by teachers as a center activity or a supplement. We have used them primarily for the applications and web browsing, but I am encouraging teachers to use them screen casts from their smart boards and other classroom presentations. We have also started using them as a means to view flip camera presentations. Our music teachers have found some excellent aps to enhance their curriculum. Needless to say the students love them and they increased motivation 10 fold. The challenge now becomes how do we use them to enhance strong lessons and topics rather than a substitute. We are in the beginning stages of this implementation but things seem to be moving in a positive direction. We now have a list of over 150 practical applications with brief descriptions. We are excited and always looking for ideas and how to utilize this resource to the fullest. Does anyone have any good ideas?

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Pleas provide the "list of over 150 practical applications with brief descriptions". Jorge Aponte (jorge@elbien.org)
Could I get that list too? mrscasa@yahoo.com
Is it possible that home-schooling become the mainstream in the 21st century by widespread use of IT means, such as i-pods, as well as saving thousand of millions of public funds? Is home-schooling the way to go, as a conduit to strengthen family ties and core values?
We had a student who was on home schooling participate in his classes through Skype. It was certainly worthwhile pilot.



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