I continue to think about iPods in my classroom. At this point in our district, we are almost finished with our first trimester. I believe I have set the climate where iPods are part of the students' day just like their pencils, writer's notebook and JR book. The iPods are being used to extend their learning beyond school. A key component for me was when iPods became the regular routine and no longer a big deal to use them. But now as I watched and learned more this weekend, I begin to think about what is next with iPods. To me these are the million dollar questions that I never will quite answer; however, I continue to ask and search for answers.
*How can I use iPods to continue collaboration beyond the blogging in our class? I know that I can have my students blog with other classes in the district, but I want to find experts out in the world-for example a scientist that could explain food chains or food webs. A great example would be from yesterday when I shared James Preller's blog about how revision is hard for him which was perfect because my class has been struggling with revision.
*How can students continue to be creative using their iPods beyond Story Kit? I want iPods to be a tool for creating as well as collaboration.
*How can I continue to teach my students to be problem solvers and focus on critical thinking using their iPods?
These are just some of my million dollar questions-if you have any ideas I would love for you to leave a comment.