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« on: January 11, 2005, 09:12:30 AM »


The idea is to use iPods as a way to both collect and disseminate information. Students are encouraged to record class lectures and other interactions (such as language practice) and share information among themselves.

Likewise, some instructors are recording lectures and offering downloads from their class Web sites, while others are supplementing visual material, such as handouts, with audio, including music, speeches and other contextual material.

Duke isn't the only school to adopt iPods. Brearley School, a private school for girls in New York City, has made the iPod a requirement for all kids in grades 7 to 12. Brearley School is using the iPods principally for foreign-language and similar courses, but the devices have taken on a cool factor independent of school work.

I found the above as part of an article in a Japanese news site The Daily Yomiuri here:


Apparently 3rd parties are even installing versions of Linux on thie iPods!

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2005, 10:19:40 PM »

More than this, pod-casting is fast emerging as a new democratic form of broadcasting requiring no more than a copy of i-tunes, an i-pod and some free software available at http://www.ipodder.org/. I wonder have kids discovered this medium yet  - another great way to share pointless assignments and get on with the really interesting stuff?
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2005, 03:49:14 PM »

Linux has become almost a standard for our students who carry iPods.  Podcasting though, has not really caught on, but then again, the use of audio on our web sites has not really caught on either.  The students are always after as much function as they can get from their devices.  I think video will be a big thing for students to want to "carry" - will be interesting to see that evolution on the various handhelds.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2006, 05:00:14 PM »

Here is one way in which kids are actually creating some meaningful and interesting content:


Learn about places from the kids who live there.
Our City Podcast is an audio program for kids and by kids. Students from around the globe are invited to submit a recording all about the city they live in (with the help of their teachers or parents).

The site includes podcasts and is linked to a frappr map that shows where the podcasts are coming from.


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Kent State University
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