STANYS 2011 - iPods in the Classroom

“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia." - John Green

Sarah Miller

Deposit High School

Classroom Management

Creating and Measuring Understanding

Scaffolding iPod usage and management

One step at a time!

Don't assume your students have ever seen an iPod Touch or are at all tech savvy.

To make this look like a native app, use the link above,then select the button circled in red.

Select Add to Home Screen

"Checking out" and "checking in" iPods

Give it just a second to load the correct icon, then select Add.


Cheap jewelery organizer, label the pockets with numbers matching the iPods (one per class)

Checking for understanding


One pair of headphones per student will save a lot of issues. Students may bring their own, but many forget.

Making sure they're on task

Syncing, Charging and keeping track off

iPod numbers

Get them engraved

download backgrounds here

eClicker is a student response system. These are images from the "teacher side" of the app. While it does have a few bugs, I've been pretty happy with it. Google Forms as quick quizzes

- Try one!

Find My iPod app

SOP for Fire Drills and other unexpected interruptions (suddenly no wifi)

QR Codes - getting everyone on the right website all at once.


Assigning Roles in Lab


Note-taking speed

Reading Levels

What to do when I'm done

Lab Tools




Voice Memos