Monday, June 26, 2006

Putting Content in the Context of Students’ Everyday Life

Gil Klein from the Richmond Times Dispatch says, “The latest in cool for schools is iPods”, and boy does he have that right. Educators, led by student excitement and their own creativity for using every available tool to accelerate learning, are sharing ideas on how iPod technology can produce positive learning results. Read about how teachers are using this interactive device to put content in the context of their students’ lives in and outside the classroom. Richmond Times Dispatch Article

Last week, principals from Leon County Schools in Tallahassee, Florida may have been the first administrators in the nation to receive training on the powerful uses of iPods for instruction. They discovered the teaching power of the same device they have been telling students to turn off in class. Adriane Peters, Instructional Technology Director said, “ We got administrators hooked on a cutting edge technology for learning, this will have a trickle down effect on our teaching staff.”

The principals will practice on their new tool over the summer and present ideas to their staff in the fall.