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Great Resources for
Summer School!

Learn to identify common birds plus ideas for attracting backyard birds.

Flower Power: Learn parts of a flower.
Includes a fun craft idea.
Inside Seeds: Learn parts of a seed.
An active simulation to
teach about why some
animals may become endangered.
Practice making change using math story problems.  



Why Use iPods in the Classroom?
Traditional book reports can be the leading cause of students' losing their love for reading. Technology can help bring some excitement and creativity to the traditional book report while still allowing the teacher a form of assessment in reading.
Getting at-risk students to read is a challenge. According to many experts in education, more and more students are becoming reluctant readers. Even those who in elementary years loved to read lose this enjoyment for reading as they enter middle school and high school. Traditional book reports can contribute to this decline in the love of reading. Technology brings interest back into reading and helps students continue to find reading that they enjoy while providing the teacher with feedback about student reading comprehension. The iPod Touch offers a variety of applications that can be used to motivate students and provide assistive technology for those with disabilities. Students can use the iTalk to create book report podcasts or the Story Kit to create a digital book report. They can also use it to create and edit video reports. Other applications, such as, will help students edit their writing. As we discover more about how children learn, we see that there is a greater need to differentiate instruction in our classrooms. By using technology in the classroom we can reach more students in a variety of ways. The iPod Touch would inspire these digital learners in reading.
There are also an unlimited number of ways to incorporate the iPod or iPad into other content areas. Look at the links on the right for ideas.

iPods and iPads in the Classroom -Great information and a lot of links to great apps for the classroom
Teaching With Your iPad-Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- Very interesting, suggested apps for every level of Bloom's Taxonomy.

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