Assignment #2 (also posted in discussion group)
AHA Moments!

<http://oedb.org/library/features/top_50_iphones_for_educators>
<"http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/search.php?collectionID=714">
<http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali/search.php?collectionID=714>
<http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/09/education/09ipod.html>


This is a small aha! I found that several of us chose articles from the same websites, even though we did not share our information with each other in class. I believe that educators are drawn to websites that are organized into categories to make the sites easy to find information.>

<"http://ipodclassroom.wikispaces.com/home">

This article had a video posted from a young man who is creating an initiative to create the next generation of education. He calls it "iSchool". He has seen the future learner. iPod use in a positive way, saving money, time, and the environment. Wow!>


<http://www.slideshare.net/gpoli/a-classroom-in-your-pocket-ipods-in-education>

"A Classroom in Your Pocket: iPods in Education" was the name of the article. It began with a Powerpoint slideshow, (not to exciting). However, the slideshow was called "Why Teach with iPods?" and that is indeed one of my questions. What I realized in viewing the slideshow was that I could use the slideshow itself to sell others on the idea of using iPods in the classroom.

One of my 'aha moments' actually happened the other day at school when one of my students needed to look up some information about a greek god and I provided her with my iPod in which I had installed the App Greek Gods. It was so convenient! It made me realize that I could download other Apps like that and have the answers at my fingertips!


<http://www.twincities.com/ci_14045406?nclick_check=1r>

I have recently been told by my fellow educators that students are not learning their basics. In this article it shows how useful the iPod can be for doing drill and practice. The children are engaged in learning. I think iPods can help the 'Tech Generation' practice basic skills in a new way!

<http://technology.solveyourproblem.com/ipod/ipod-in-classroom-school.shtml>

This site, "How to Use Your iPods in the Classroom" gave many examples of possible iPod uses. I think that in order to use the iPod effectively, educators need to be up to date on Apps, Podcasts, and Vodcasts. Unfortunately, staying updated requires time and effort. As educators we need to adapt!