to stop working. It makes my life as a
teacher so much easier.”
As we look back at the implementa-
tion of our one-to-one iPod touch
program, we believe the process we
used was effective. Mainly, by mov-
ing forward in stages, we ensured that
there was time to evaluate the effec-
tiveness of the iPod touch before mov-
ing to one-to-one implementation.
And, while it’s too soon to evaluate
the results in great detail, we can point
to encouraging data. Culbreth earned
North Carolina’s top designation—
Honor School of Excellence with
High Growth—exceeding the growth
goal under the state’s school account-
ability program. The school also met
adequate yearly progress under the
federal No Child Left Behind Act.
More important, the iPod touch
program at Culbreth School has had
a positive response from students,
teachers, and parents. Through the
use of this mobile device, we’ve come
a long way. Students have the opportunity to access knowledge, organize
their schedules, and work collaboratively. The iPod touch puts knowledge
and learning literally into the hands of
all Culbreth students.
Country Quiz: http://countryquiz.worldclockr.com
Grey Culbreth Middle School You Tube iPod
Touch resources: http://bit.ly/c0ySMP
Quake Watch: www.appolicious.com/tech/
Student/Parent iPod touch contract: http://bit.
World Wiki+: http://ipa.zoha.vn/World Wiki+_
Helen Crompton is working on her PhD in education at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill. She taught in schools for 16 years.
Lynne Goodhand is the assis- tant principal at Culbreth Middle School and was instru- mental in launching its one-to- one iPod touch pilot program.
Susan Wells is the principal at Culbreth and helped launch the one-to-one iPod touch program. She was recently named Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools 2010 Principal of the Year.
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