Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Handheld Computing 2.0: iPods

Audiobooks and eBooks
American Rhetoric – Top 100 historic speeches
Audible- free 14 day trial
eBooks and Education
Free Audio Books - Audiobooks.net
Free Classic AudioBooks
The Audio Books Project - Gutenberg
The Official Robert Munsch Website – children’s author reads his own books

Lesson plan resources
Apple Education - iPod in the Classroom - Lesson Plans
Apple Learning Interchange 2007 - Teaching with iPod and iTunes

Articles, links, and other resources
Are iPod-banning schools cheating our kids?
iPod Helps Special-Needs Students Make the Grade
iPod in Education Links
learninginhand.com - iPods in Education
Louisa-Muscatine iPod Project
PBS Teachers learning.now-- The iPod of the Beholder
Schools banning iPods to beat cheaters - USATODAY.com
The Stingy Scholar ipod

Podcasts (many of these are in the iTunes music store)
10 Podcasts for Teachers and Kids- Scholastic.com
ABC News
Colonial Williamsburg Past and Present Podcasts
Discovery Channel
Earth & Sky for Kids
ESL and Archie Comics
Family Health Radio
Historical Sounds in MP3 Format - The Free Information Society
Kids Music, Children's Music - Free MP3 Downloads of Kids Songs
Living on Earth-- Sound Journalism for the Whole Planet
Monticello Podcasts
NASA - Digital Learning Network Podcast Directory
NASA Podcasting
National Geographic
NPR Podcast Directory
Reader's Digest- RD Out Loud
San Diego Zoo Podcasts
Storynory- Free Audio Stories for Kids
Vocab Minute Podcasts- The Princeton Review

Software and file conversion
iPod Notes Packager—create ebooks for your iPod
iQuiz Maker – works with iQuiz game available from iTunes music store
iTunes—free download from Apple, works with or without an iPod
mogopop – create your own content for the iPod
Scribd – convert documents to spoken words and download
Vixy.net -- free online flash video converter

Tips and tutorials
Aspira.org- iPod Education Resources Portal
iTunes - Hot Tips
iTunes 6 - Atomic Learning, Inc.
Apple iTunes Tutorial Apple - Introduction
playlistmag- iPod and iTunes Product Guide, News, Reviews, How-To’s and More

National Archives – historic video on Google Video
TeacherTube – teacher created content
ScienceHack- math and science videos pre-screened for quality and accuracy

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