Last month, I went to Japan to see how they use technology in the elementary school.
In the class I visited I saw students using iPod-touch to study geography.
Before the starting of the class, students finished their assigned homework : to ”single out one country that you would like to visit in the future”.
At the beginning of the class, the teacher invited the student to share their homework.
Then teacher asked,
“Who knows what is the smallest country in the world?”
Nobody raised his hand.
“OK. Let’s check it out!”
The students started to use their iPod-touch to search for the smallest country and shared what they found with their classmates.
In this class, the iPod-touch is not just a music player or an entertainment device but also a pocket search tool for learning purpose.