Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Helping Teachers Get Up To Speed on Tech/ Ipod Touch in The Classroom
From The New York Times: new-media experts will met with San Francisco Unified School District teachers to train them on the technology offered by Google, MySpace, CNET, YouTube and Technorati -- sites with which their students are already familiar. Officials said the hope is that teachers learn to use more technology in their lessons and provide students with additional opportunities to learn. A North Carolina newspaper reports: Students in the AVID program at Culbreth Middle School are using iPod Touch devices to complete Internet research, take class notes and practice math skills. One teacher said he was skeptical of the 4-ounce devices at first, but then found videos online that he says enhance student learning.