Students Use iPods to Enhance Reading & Math Skills!!

posted Nov 27, 2012, 1:37 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 29, 2012, 11:29 AM ]

Are ipods, iphones, and other electronics really hurting our children, parents? Perhaps its making them smarter... Woodley students have been using Apple iPods in the classroom as a means to enhance reading and math skills. These devices 100s of applications that can be downloaded, most for free, to challenge children on many different skills.  Students begin using the desktop version "Reading Eggs" in Pre-K.  Now students are using the mobile application as an additional tool.  Reading Eggs is one of the most popular apps used by students because it offers various different  interactive games - each reinforcing a differing literacy skill,  including proofreading, word endings and plurals, compound words, syllables and much more!  Aniya Manassa, 2nd Grade, spoke about the Reading Eggs app: "I like it because the [lesson] with the turtles [goes on and on] and I could play it all day! You have to match the letters [and] as you continue it gets faster." 


                  

    
     

The Reading Eggs Spelling apps will boost your child’s confidence with spelling, help expand their vocabulary, and develop their key literacy skills as they progress through an extensive collection of challenging words, activities, and contexts.  Please allow your children to access Reading Eggs from the desktop site, www.readingeggs.com or the mobile application on a family iPod, iPhone, or iPad, while at home!!  Woodley has 2 iPod carts, each equipped a set of 20 iPods that teachers can check out for their classrooms.  Although, these ipods can not be taken home, students can access them at school to take AR quizzes, do research, access online dictionaries and thesauruses, record and take photos, practice math and reading skills, and much more! 
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