I was going to post much earlier today, but the arrival of my daughter's iPod Touch has had the house in a tizzy this afternoon. As a mom, I consider myself "middle-of-the-road" when it comes to technology. I would say that I know enough to get by, probably more than many moms do, but I'm pretty new to any Apple product. I'm haven't drunk the Mac kool-aid yet. I still like my PC, like the options it provides, and like that I can alter it in ways that I have been accustomed to for many years now. I don't know if I could do that with a Mac.
But let me say that from what I've seen so far (as I have had some limited time syncing my daughter's iPod today), that the iPod Touch completely blows me away. I am still amazed at all the apps that we can use for our homeschooling activities, not to mention fun and convenience.
I will spend more time in coming weeks explaining the various apps we will be using. So far, the ebook reader Stanza is so impressive that I'm looking for a version for my ancient PDA. I will leave you this evening with a few links from other sites and blogs that help show a few benefits of having an iPod in your classroom.
- Moms With Apps (FREE family-friendly app posted every Friday!)
- Our Busy Homeschool
- Spotty Banana
- Topsy Techie