Introducing iPods to the Classroom


This video focuses on one educator‘s experiences using iPods in her classroom for her students with hearing or speech impairments.

Vicki Nelson discovered that the iPod could be used as a communication device to record ASL (with voice and picture video) interpretations of storybooks, lesson vocabulary, and classroom discussions, create videos of student skill demonstrations, and as a replacement for written communication logs (using voice memo). She found that the iPods helped parents learn ASL signs and concepts that were important for home discussions or specific topics when those concepts were specifically recorded in iPod video clips. Using this technology, Ms. Nelson has seen improvements in students‘ comprehension, increased participation, and students increased use of their other assistive devices.

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