Digital Learning Day!

Did you know February 1st is Digital Learning Day!?!?! How exciting!!!

In honor of Digital Learning Day, I thought I would link up with Cara at Teaching...My Calling and share one thing I do with technology in my classroom. You can find the linky party here and check out some amazing ideas from incredible teachers!

We are lucky enough to have a class set of iPod Touches. LOVE them!!! I have the kiddies publish their writing, and then they are able to read their writing and their friend's writing in iBooks.

Here's how we do this:

1. I have the kids type their writing into Notes on the iPods. Then they email me the completed note.

2. I copy the text from the email and paste it into a Pages document.

3. I export the document as an ePub file and save the ePub file to my desktop so I can find it.

4. I open iTunes and drag the ePub file into iTunes.

5. When I sync the iPods, I make sure the kids' books are checked to synced to the iBook library.

6. Voila! The kids can read their writing, and read their friend's writing (which they love!!!). They are now published authors!

7. They can also highlight words, phrases, or sentences, write on virtual "sticky notes", and look up unknown words instantly.

You can read an Apple article here on using Pages to create ePub documents. Apple is also coming out with iAuthor soon, which will make it much easier to create, publish, and read books in iBooks.

Have a great week!!! :-)


  1. I'm sooo jealous :) We have Smartboards and other lovely techie stuff, but no where near what you've got! What an AWESOME idea! I can't wait until we get Ipod Touches/Ipads and I can have my kiddos do this! Thanks for sharing your always uber creative and wonderful ideas :) Have a great day!

    Lisa :)
    Made In The Shade In Second Grade

  2. TAG....your it!! Head over to see what I mean and join in the fun!
    2nd Grade Paradise

  3. All I can say is WOW! I wish we had these, because I would totally do this!! You are sooo lucky!

  4. Wow! This is awesome. I just got two ipads for my classroom and I can't wait to find out all of the cool things I can have my students do on them. Having a whole class set of ipods must be amazing!

    -Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

  5. OH! I am soooo jealous. I have been begging for iPod touches for ages. No funds. You are a very, very lucky teacher.
    Dragonflies in First

  6. This seems so fun!! I wish I had that for my class!
    I tagged you on my blog.. come see! :)

    Loving & Learning in Pre-K