Grantee Discussion: Incorporating Mobile Technology in the Classroom

Many NEA Foundation grantees have used funds to incorporate iPod, iPad or other mobile technology in the classroom. We would like to hear from educators about their experiences. 

Has this technology resonated with students? In incorporating this technology in the classroom, did you encounter any resistance from colleagues, administrators, or parents?

Please share you thoughts below.


Cheryl Levine
June 10, 2011 @ 8:50 AM
Thanks for our NEA grant. Incorporating podcasting and using more technology will be our future goals. Our newspapaer project works incredibly well with technology. Mrs. Vacciano and I loved our NEA grant-Thanks a million for your support!!
Lorette Vacchiano
June 10, 2011 @ 10:34 AM
What an honor and a thrill to receive an NEA grant for our Healthy Times newspaper project! As educators, it is our responsibility not only to keep up with technology, but more importantly, have our students incorporate it into their learning. The use of technology in our project was well received by students, parents, and administrators!
Tabatha Stover, NBCT
July 21, 2011 @ 9:39 AM
I use technology daily in my classroom! I feel students need to develop technological literacy as well. I was award a grant in 2005 from Hilliard Education Association which allowed me to purchase several (5) iPods and all the addition material to send the iPods home on a daily basis as well as the software to create student lead Podcasts. This technology allowed my students to learn ans share their knowledge with each other, their families, and the world. As the iPods aged i was forced to keep them at school (battery issues) but they continued to provide my students with excellent education experience in the classroom such as books on iPod, Podcasts, education songs, ect. Recently, I was awarded an eTech Mini Grant and was able to upgrade all the equipment purchasing iPod touches which will allow the students to use voice memo, camera functions, Apps., music, Podcast just to name a few. I would highly suggest to anyone write grants do whatever it takes to bring the 21st century to your class.

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