Here is the powerpoint from our presentation.



How can I use the iPod Classics in my class?

  • Create flashcards

  • Create mini student picture dictionaries.

  • Record books and allow students to listen to the book. This helps with fluency and expression.

  • Create cloze activities that the students can do on the iPod.

  • Download podcasts so that students can listen to authentic content.


Good Podcasts for ESL students from iTunes

  • English Grammar Help
  • Kidcast
  • NPR- This American Life
  • NPR- Story of the Day
  • Podcast for teachers (tech pod)
  • Central Washington University (History lessons)
  • PBS video podcasts (Sesame Street)
  • National Geographic
  • IMAX Under the Sea
  • Meet the Author (Reading Rockets)
  • Math Train with Mr. Marcos

Resources for Using the iPod Classics:

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Story Nory
Lots of audio stories and text that can goes along with each story.
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Teacher Tube
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ESL Vocabulary Downloads
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iPod Resources for the classroom
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Phonics & Phrases Downloads
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Harry Potter Podcast
This includes transcripts of the podcasts so students can follow along with the words as they listen.

iTunes is an excellent resource to find podcasts and vodcasts. These are some of our favorites from iTunes.


  • iTunes U - South Florida - Lit2Go
  • English Grammar Help
  • Kidcast
  • NPR- This American Life
  • NPR- Story of the Day
  • Central Washington University (History lessons)
  • PBS video podcasts (Sesame Street)
  • National Geographic
  • IMAX Under the Sea
  • Meet the Author (Reading Rockets)
  • Math Train with Mr. Marcos

iPod Articles

iPods Become Learning Tools

Pods in the classroom

Curriculum Collections for iPods

iPods in the classroom

Listen & Learn

Pods are required listening

English for Everyone - Using iPods (video)