iPod & iTunes

iPods & iTunes in the Classroom

Presenters: Eric Norberg & Paula Lenox

Why iPod & iTunes?
  1. Students love them and many already have one!
  2. iPod Touch can host hundreds of educational apps.
  3. They make learning on the go easy!
  4. iPod Touch is like a mini computer with Internet access, email and more when used in a wifi network.
  5. iTunes University is home to tons of free educational podcasts and lessons.
  6. Many of Apple's iPods allow students to watch video as well as listen.

Classroom Uses
  1. Communicate with students - Publish simple reminders and messages that students can listen to and scribe to with ease using iTunes and their iPod.
  2. Post review podcasts or vodcasts to allow students to learn anytime.
  3. Use apps, podcasts, vodcasts or images to help students learn and review.
  4. Allow struggling readers to listen to tests, readings or audio books to help them play, rewind and fast forward to listen and learn at their own pace.
  5. Scribe to age and content relevant podcasts or vodcasts and use the audio or video as bell ringers or enrichment to learning.
  6. Encourage more advanced students to learn more by listening to college lectures from iTunes U.



iTunes is a free download from Apple. You do not have to have an iPod to take advantage of all the wonderful educational opportunities on iTunes. It is also Mac and PC compatible.

iTunes Tutorials from Apple

iTunes users guide


About iTunes U: http://www.apple.com/education/guidedtours/itunesu.html

Colleges and Universities have already embraced iPods and iTunes as a way to reach their students and further learning. Free lectures by famous professors are available for free download from schools like Stanford, Carnegie Mellon and more.

This is a great article discussing how several colleges and universities are using iTunes. - http://www.learnoutloud.com/content/blog/archives/2007/07/best_of_itunes.html

iTunes Tutorial Video

This video can also be found at: http://mrnorberg.blip.tv/

Additional Educational Sites Related to iPods and Learning:

Librivox - Free audio books - many of the classics are here or hear!

Educational Podcast Network - The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place, the wide range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century.

Learning In Hand - Educator Tony Vincent shares examples, ideas and tips on how to use iPods in the classroom.

Podcast Directory For Educators

Be sure to check out the Podcasting 101 Session Page for more information on how to use iPods and iTunes!