Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Tale of an iPod and a High School
Merritt Secondary School is going high tech. When MSS vice principal Darren Coates received an I-pod for Christmas last year he didn’t know it would eventually change the way his students learned. Now, what started as a bit of an experiment by one teacher, is spreading across the school. “It’s a way to hijack a technology they use and put educational material on it,” he explains. “It’s a great way to get students interested.” Using the I-pod in class started out small but soon grew in popularity. He started with pod casts of Quirks and Quarks to grab the students’ attention. As interest grew he saw there was a lot of potential in using the technology in class.