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1 Mp3 players and iPods in Education
Haley MacKenzie & Denise Turner

2 History and Development
Timeline - History of MP3 EUREKA project January Moving Picture Experts Group or MPEG was established April Fraunhofer received a German patent for MP3. MPEG-1. MPEG-1 standard published. MPEG-2 developed and published a year later. November 26, United States patent issued for MP3. September enforce their patent rights. February A record company called SubPop is the first to distribute music tracks in the MP3 format. Portable MP3 players appear.

3 iPod Features Some of iPod's more notable features include: Audio Video Photos External hard drive Calender/contacts syncing Games Car integration From Apple, accessories include: Microphone External digital voice recorders Universal dock for charging, syncing or connecting to external A/V equipment Remote control compatible with universal dock Camera connector Armbands, cases and skins Car audio adapters, in-car iPod holders Portable, desktop and wireless speakers iPod Hi-Fi speaker system Car chargers and power adapters Radio transmitters

4 iTunes use it for organizing, playing, converting and downloading files from an external source to your computer and from your computer to an iPod built-in iTunes Store The iTunes Store lets iPod users purchase music, movies, podcasts, audiobooks and music videos with a click

5 Videos/Movies Benchmark lessons Evidence Evaluations Video debates
Brainstorm Videos/Movies Benchmark lessons Evidence Evaluations Video debates Virtual tours Movie from flashcards You Tube videos Interviews Video instructions/how to…. Students movies Staff development Movie from IWB Plays

6 Games/Quizzes Quiz makers – Iquiz and Quizzler
Quizzes are useful for teachers and sudents Can download quizzes and create them iQuiz Has creative graphics Background music Multiple choice/ true and false Timer Change settings Can download quizzes

7 Quizzler Variety of devices Limited by free version
Useful in classroom environment Easy to navigate Change settings










17 Putting quiz into Ipod







24 Disconnect iPod from iTunes

25 Check whether your iPod is supported: Encyclopodia can be installed on iPods generation one to four, as well as on iPods mini and Photo iPods. Otherwise the setup wizard will refuse to install Encyclopodia on your iPod.

26 Audio - Photos Viewing activities Students recording Club 4Cast.
Speaking / listening activities / evaluation Audio books PowerPoint slides Students reading Teacher reading Thinker’s Keys - I Spy Flashcards Science experiments How to record on an ipod Episode #14

27 Podcasts What is a Podcast? It’s a free video and audio series
Download from iTunes to computer, iPod, iPhone or Apple TV One click to subscribe Range of Podcasts Automatically downloads

28 Record your own Computer, Mic and software GarageBand or Audacity Can record interviews from Skype or iChat through Audio Hijack, Wiretap or Audio Grabber.

29 Audio files include: texts that would have been read in the past a teacher’s commentary on a text that the pupils are studying foreign language dialogues and vocabulary recorded lectures Music to be studied interviews with experts Podcasts from other schools eg Orange Grove Primary School public service broadcasts delivered through the Podcast medium Videos and PDF’s could also be delivered in the same way.

30 Students can podcast: their own radio programs guides to local areas (Podguides) digital stories documentaries including interviews

31 Could also use Podcasts for how to use technology or other resources within the school

32 In Summary PLUS MINUS IDEAS Multi functional Portable
Ipods in education PLUS Multi functional Portable Access to Freeware/Shareware Individual learning Quizzes – studying, teacher assessment MINUS Cost Security Fragility Sync problem with ipods Not all generations of ipods have the same software/capabilities Apple’s hold on the market DRM protected music IDEAS Class set of mp3/ipods Create playlists for individual students Buy an mp3 player instead of an ipod!

33 References

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