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iPods aid Kidderminster pupils' studies
EXAM revision is proving to be fun for Kidderminster students who are using iPods to study for their GCSEs.
Instead of relying on traditional paper revision guides, 15 and 16-year-olds at King Charles I School are borrowing iPods to listen to pre-downloaded guides.
GCSEPods have been designed by teachers and students to meet pupils’ needs in terms of curriculum content, tone and technology.
They have three to five-minute chapters of images and phrases so pupils can digest the information more easily.
Geraint Roberts, deputy headteacher, said: “Students today learn in a very different way to previous generations, which is why we are so committed to developing creative technology within the school to enhance the students’ learning experience.
“There are five pre-downloaded iPods available for loan through the Learning Resource Centre, which offers a series of well-written and well-produced learning and revision podcasts, broken down into concise sections on handheld devices, so that they can listen at home or on the go.
“The students’ responses have been extremely positive and we are really keen to see whether GCSEPods help to further boost our successful exam results this summer.”
Anthony Coxon, co-founder and director of GCSEPod, said: “The school is one of the early adopters of this way of learning and this has put them at the forefront of using consumer technology in the classroom, resulting in them being well placed and ahead of the game.”