Monday, December 19, 2011
Integrating Technology (iPod Touch) Into The Primary Classroom
I have been fortunate enough to be part of a pilot project involving the use of the Apple iPod Touch with my students. We are now in the third year of this pilot and the excitement and student engagment has not waned. Michael Redfearn, Waterloo Catholic District School Board's ICT Consultant, is the kind soul who has provided me with two Touches and has even posted my reports to him on his blog http://mcluhansghost.wordpress.com/.
During the first year of the pilot the focus was on Language Literacy http://mcluhansghost.wordpress.com/2010/03/27/apples-arent-just-for-teachers/. In the second year I decided to amp things up a bit and integrate the technology into my Religion program, specifically around sacrament preperation http://mcluhansghost.wordpress.com/2011/05/30/when-faith-meets-technology/. In this third year of the pilot my students and I are experimenting with a few different things - stay tuned to read about how we used the Touch in our classroom.