Using iPods to Turn Students On To Reading (Part 2 of 2)

In part  1, you received an overview of the eCAP program.  In this second part you will see how El Crystal elementary school has been able to sustain this program for several months.  You will hear how principal Skip Johnson and his teachers set-up a training program where the upper grade students trained the younger students.  You will also see how easy it is to quickly add audiobooks to the iPods.  Lastly, you will hear some ideas Mr. Johnson has to extend this program in the future.

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Using iPods to Turn Students On To Reading (Part 1 of 2)

The eCAP program at El Crystal Elementary School in the San Bruno Park School District is a unique take home audiobook program where 40 targeted students use iPods to listen to and read from several different literature books.  Principal Skip Johnson and several teachers and students share the program and explain how the program has increased student achievement and motivation to read.  Stay tuned for Part 2 to learn how to set up a program like this in your school or district!

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Developing a Learning Community For One Laptop Per Child Implementation

George Lieux, Technology Integration Specialist at Fort Smith Public Schools in Fort Smith, Arkansas shares a program that was recently implemented in the district.  Several classrooms, from 2nd grade to 12th grade, received a mini-notebook (UMPC) for every student in the classroom.  As the lead technology professional development trainer, George highlights how he trains the teachers virtually to model the use of the laptops and to promote project-based learning.

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