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One district's thoughts on using iPads for assessing students' reading progress: Rethinking Testing in the Age of the iPad


Tony Vincent's blog post "iPod Touch in Canby School District" outlines some successes documented by the Canby School District in Oregon. It also includes some research related sites that Tony has bookmarked.


The Canby School District in Oregon shares their student achievement with iPods data!

-Canby video summarizing student gains in their iPod Touch classrooms: 

Canby School District data.m4v

(You will need Quicktime to view the video once you download it.)


Study examines teen beliefs and behaviors around iPod use, risk for hearing loss. Good reasons to limit maximum audio output levels on iPods, which you can do in "Settings." (Similar for iPads)


Tomorrow.org conducts annual surveys of students, teachers, administrators and parents. Summaries of their national results are reported each year, but districts that sign up to take the free surveys get individualized reports. The "Learning in the 21st Century: Taking it Mobile" report is a very interesting read.


Game Based Learning Brain Research! A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool "The popularity of video games is not the enemy of education, but rather a model for best teaching strategies. Games insert players at their achievable challenge level and reward player effort and practice with acknowledgement of incremental goal progress, not just final product." Read about how the way kids' brains work makes video games an ideal teaching tool for them. 

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