.

iPod Lessons Learned

Last week I worked with Kindergartners using iPod Touches. It was pretty exciting for them and for me:) It's nice to interact with students one on one and I admit I need to do that more often.

Okay, lessons learned from 1st introduction to iPods:
  • iPod Touches are pretty small for Kindergartners.
  • The app with the larger letters was the better choice.
  • An iPad would probably be a better size for that age.
  • They really struggled moving the letters around because they are so small.
  • They just need practice for a while first so they can benefit from the word work aspect and not the actual manipulation of the letters.
  • We need to add headphones to the school supply list if we are going be able to use these frequently.
  • It's going to take time but imagine what the school environment would be like if the iPod was just a "natural resource" for kids to use as needed?
I'll keep you posted:)

6 comments:

  1. My son has been using our iPhones off and on since he was 3. It just takes practice, he's pretty adapt with it now, although his opportunities to use the iPhone have been less frequent.

    One of his favourite apps? Unblockme Free.

    ReplyDelete
  2. David,
    Thanks for the app suggestion. I have a 2 yr old and 5 yr old and they both use iPods Touches. Yes, they learn pretty quick!We will try "unblockme."
    Melinda

    ReplyDelete
  3. I really enjoyed your post. I'm a pre-service teacher and my practicum is with Kindergarten students.

    I think that the groups I'm working with would do alright with the App you spoke about with a lot of guided and shared practice time.

    I would love to hear about more apps you're planning to use with the Kinders!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hey,

    I have a question for the webmaster/admin here at weprincipal.blogspot.com.

    Can I use some of the information from your post right above if I give a link back to this site?

    Thanks,
    Oliver

    ReplyDelete
  5. Greetings,

    I have a inquiry for the webmaster/admin here at weprincipal.blogspot.com.

    May I use some of the information from this post right above if I give a link back to your website?

    Thanks,
    William

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous, Yes you are welcome to use this information. Can you tell me who you are?

    ReplyDelete