A few years ago I bought some  inexpensive mp3 players (Sansa m230)  which I got on woot for an incredible deal. They really aren't a bad little player.
What I learned,  was that when it comes to mp3 players,  Apple did it right!
The user interface is key to their getting used.
How are you planning on collecting the lessons, notes, assignment from various teachers?  Will it be the students responsibility to record their own classroom notes, etc. Are they all in the same classes?
Seems like an interesting venture.  Love to hear you it works out.

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Drew Blanchard <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
We have an interesting idea to help our (large) ELL population.  One of our middle school teachers and I want to give cheap mp3 players to his ELL students and use players to hold the day's lessons, notes, assignments, etc. so the students have the information for playback at home.  Making the initial recording is no problem; getting it on all the mp3 players is the real issue.  Uploading the files to the Web isn't really going to help, as most of these students do not have a computer or Internet access  at home (hence the portable mp3 players).  We have neither the time nor the resources to copy the files onto 25+ individual players every day.  Suggestions?


Drew Blanchard
Technology Teacher
Winooski City Schools
Normand St.
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655 - 3530 x6073

Lucie deLaBruere
Tech Integration Specialist - St. Albans City Schoool

Work: 802 527  0565 x 3206
Cell:  802  752  6086

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