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Students use iPod Touches on the ITBS

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2011 16:12 PM

As technology continues to integrate itself into the academic world, some students are using some of today's newest gadgets to help them on certain exams.

For example, special education students in the Central City school district in Eastern Iowa are using iPod Touches in order to help them take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS), according to Eastern Iowan Schools.

The special education program received $2,000 from the district foundation to purchase the iPod Touches, gift cards, applications and cases to give to their students. The device has a number of programs that are geared toward helping children with their curriculum.

In order to use the device on the test, teachers program the iPods to a playlist that reads the questions allowed. The news provider reports that students have the option to repeat the questions if necessary.

The Central City school district is not the first area to use iPod Touches in the curriculum. Classroom 2.0 reports that a number of schools are looking into ways to implement the devices into everyday lessons.