Apple iPods and educational apps have Minnesota students giddy about learning

New iPod touch 8GB, 32GB & 64GB“For fourth-grader Gabe Rivera, running vocabulary drills and solving mathematical problems on his classroom iPod Touch is a fun way to learn, in part because it’s ‘something that is more newer than paper,'” Julio Ojeda-Zapata reports for The Pioneer Press.

“The student at Somerset Elementary School in Mendota Heights is one of many enthusiastic about the Apple touch-screen media players and handheld computers. The devices are becoming fixtures in U.S. schools as educators become aware of the various applications that can be installed on the gadgets to help students learn,” Ojeda-Zapata reports.

“At Somerset and other schools in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan district, for instance, the iPod Touch has taken classrooms by storm,” Ojeda-Zapata reports. “For kids there, math and spelling activities that used to seem, well, boooring have a sudden allure on an iPod. This was clear on a recent morning in a room filled with students raptly tapping, scrolling and swiping.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kendall C.” for the heads up.]

13 Comments

  1. “iPod Touch is a fun way to learn, in part because it’s ‘something that is more newer than paper,'” Julio Ojeda-Zapata reports for The Pioneer Press.”

    Come on, More Newer? Gez no wonder our kids can not speak or write correctly.

    Not that I am an expert! Just my 2¢

  2. Yes, but can the kids do mental arithmetic?

    “This was clear on a recent morning in a room filled with students raptly tapping, scrolling and swiping.” You’re sure the kids weren’t just playing games? Or maybe looking at p—-.

  3. “something that is more newer than paper”

    Besides the painful grammar, how many things aren’t “more newer” than paper?

    I guess rocks are “less newer”

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