The world is becoming more dependent on technology everyday. Incorporating technology into a classroom helps prepare students for the future. Students respond better to technology than they do to photo copies. Even if you are not a computer whiz, technology can be incorporated into the classroom.

As technology expands and improves, younger children are becoming more tech-savvy. As a result, it is becoming more difficult to reach children in the classroom without incorporating some degree of technology into your lesson plans. There are many ways to include technology in your teaching to make your lessons more engaging to students.

Although iPods are generally seen as a music device, they can actually do more than play your favorite song. You can use the impressive storage space as a calendar, keep a contact list and even backup files; they are even useful in the classroom. The ability to do things like record lectures and stores notes has caused some schools, such as Duke University, to distribute iPods to students.

      Benefits for Teachers

        o According to Robert Craven, education technology coordinator for the Orange County, California Department of Education, a teacher with an iPod can play music to enhance the mood of a room and important pieces of audio, such as a historical speech. Also, iPods can ease a teacher's workload by containing lectures for students who miss class time or digital note-cards to help kids with vocabulary.

      Benefits for Students

        o By offering digital content to students, iPods can decrease the need for printing off physical copies of information and allowing students to access digital content at any time off a school's server, rather than needing to go to a library, usually with limited hours, according to Duke University. Having iPods in the classroom could pique student's interest in classroom discussions. Also, iPods can keep lectures and course documents, allowing students to study...