At the end of last school year I asked a group of outgoing third graders if they were going to miss their iPods in fourth grade. I was a little surprised and saddened when many of the responses were "no" or "not really"!
This week I visited a fourth grade classroom where many of those same students are now assigned. The students got very excited when I entered the room and started asking about iPods. A couple of the students even said, "Mrs. Sallee, we're really only third graders. Can we have iPods again."
Sometimes we don't realize how important and exciting something is until we don't have it any longer. Just wish we could get more iPods or iPads for all students to use to enhance their learning!