Assignment #1 - Articles

1) Pros and Cons of iPods in School
This article gives some very good pros and cons of using iPods in school. Both student and teacher perspective are looked at in order to gain information as to the debate of iPods in the classroom. Some of the cons are very logical, i.e. student downloads at home may be inappropriate for school. The pros provide very good evidence as to how students can show their individuality in a classroom.

2) iPods in a Classroom: My Observation
A different perspective to look at the iPod classroom debate as a college professor observes a preservice teacher and notes his observations of iPods being used in a classroom. Some good evidence to support the use of iPods in the classroom; two top students using an iPod during a lecture to be less distracted. The article is also followed by some interesting discussion and comments.