There are lots of great ways to use ipods in the classroom – especially in the K-3 classroom. You can download talking books for the kids to listen to and read along with, if you have an ipod touch you can record voice so the kids can record themselves reading and listen back to it. They can also record spelling words and listen to them to help them remember. These really only touch the surface the possibilities are endless!!
I teach grade one and although I don’t use the apple ipods as such (rather costly), I use an mp3 player to record the children’s individual spelling lists. The children find their track number and attempt their spelling tests individually. I also have a “rockstar” which allows 5 heads phones to access the one mp3 player, which is great when I am doing spelling screening.
For my low readers who need more print awareness and are still at the “read to” stage I record the selected guided reading text for the week so that I can work with transiting readers.
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