Monday, January 11, 2010
iPod Touch Tested As Tool for Improving Fluency, Comprehension Skills
Third-graders at a California elementary school are taking part in a pilot program to use iPod Touch devices for math and reading lessons to help them improve their English comprehension and fluency. Students listen to a book recording on the devices, focusing on pauses and intonation in the audio, then record themselves reading the same book, with the recordings archived to monitor progress. Students also use the devices in math lessons, where they are challenged to solve a series of problems as quickly as they can.