Not only did students receive real time oral reading feeback from me, but they also had the real-time opportunity to reflect on their own oral reading and self-monitoring skills. By watching and listening to themselves on the iPod, it was like looking into a mirror and seeing what you want to fix...a hair out of place, salad in your teeth or the right earrings to match your outfit...students could see and fix their oral reading immediately. The process was quite validating, as Adric says, "I look and sound like a reader!" What better reading confidence builder is that? Because this day was the first time I had introduced iPods, their excitement and engagement was high...as they encountered problems or questions, they asked and helped each other...all on their own, which just goes to reinforce that learning is a social behavior!
BONUS: 30 Ways to Use the iPod Touch in the Classroom