This resource helps educators integrate Web and mobile technologies and tools into classroom instruction and offers a model for selecting appropriate tools and technologies for K–12 settings.

MP3 Players

MP3 players

Some readers will remember when students surreptitiously listened to AM stations while doing their homework or smuggled transistor radios into class to listen to sporting events or music. Students today would laugh at the idea of risking detention or worse to use such a rudimentary listening device—and then slip an iPod into a pocket and discretely insert an ear bud to listen to a favorite music playlist or podcast. In short, adults and kids have often been at odds over technologies that allow users to listen to one thing while doing something else, with students vowing they can multitask and adults challenging that assertion.

Recently, the growing popularity of MP3 players among students has become the impetus for renewed discussion about this topic. ...

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