Patterson Elementary School Students Learning With iPods and Other Touch-Screen Devices

6:41 AM, May 11, 2012   |    comments
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Students at Patterson Elementary School learning with touch-screen tutors.

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Learning to read by using an iPod-touch ?

That's just one of the ways first graders are getting individual instruction at Patterson Elementary in Washington DC.  

The little ones in Ms. Dominquez's class get have a program they use called Teacher mate.  Students read aloud with a digital story book on the i-Pod, it records their voice and plays it back to them to check how they are doing.

In addition to the technology, they get one on one time with their teacher, and teacher mate also includes volunteers from around the country who Skype into the classroom to give one on one instruction to the students as well.   

A bunch of fortune 500 companies are giving time to their employees to do it.    

It's a creative solution to the age old problem of the class size being to large. 

Kids are getting the extra help they need to excel quickly,  Pretty Cool huh?!


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