Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Using ipods in school

Pod/Vodcasts have been around now for some years and despite this attraction and hype, the time it takes educators to design and develop acceptable quality media has been an obstacle to full exploitation of the technology.

Grace Poli is a media specialist at Jose Marti Middle School in Union City, N.J. and in the latest edition of the eschool news online magazine her approach to using ipods in her school is discussed.

You will notice that Grace exploits existing media rather than creating many pod/vodcasts herself. Her students, however are.
The article demonstrates how being aware of popular youth culture and being technologically proficient transform school students' learning experiences.

Well worth the read.

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