iPods in Classroom Can Boost Academic Time and Resources for English Language Learners from The University of Texas at Austin News:
A study from The University of Texas at Austin’s College of Education by Min Liu, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, has found that the iPod can serve as a social and academic equalizer for students whose first language is not English. The study with K-12 students in Texas showed that students did use the devices for school-related work and benefited from their use.
Text Speak Does Not Affect Children’s Use of Grammar: Study by Rebecca Smith from The Telegraph online:
According to a study conducted in the UK, “There was no evidence of any significant relationships between poor grammar in text messages and their understanding of written or spoken grammar.”
Educators Evaluate ‘Flipped Classrooms’: Benefits and Drawbacks Seen in Replacing Lectures with On-demand Video by Katie Ash from Education Week:
Ash’s article is a good companion to Greg Green Is Flippin’ in Clinton, which I wrote a few weeks ago, about “flipped classrooms.” She examines pros and cons of this approach, which is quickly catching on in many schools.
Best Practices for Deploying iPads in Schools by Matt Levinson from MindShift:
Levinson presents some ideas on how to effectively use iPads in the classroom. Be sure to read the comments, where he elaborates on some of his ideas when answering questions from readers.
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