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Besides Music, What Else is the iPod Good For?

Since the breakout of the iPod, there have been numerous updates and upgrades made to the device. Not only can we listen to music, but we can watch videos, view our own images, and download podcasts for later use. One thing you might not have thought of is how to use your iPod to study for class.

As we are always looking for ways to integrate our favorite gadgets into our studies and daily lives, here are just a few ideas on how to get your iPod involved for school use.

  • CramSession: A great option for computer and IT students studying for professional exams can find audio study guides here, ready to download.
  • NPR Science Friday: Listen to clever, engaging discussions about science from National Public Radio’s popular program.
  • Project Gutenberg: This large online library of audio books and e-books contains stories and books in languages from English to Greek to Danish to Korean. A wide variance for those interested in the arts.
  • The Teaching Company: Supplement your class assignments and syllabi with courses and study guides from The Teaching Company. You can search topics like Ancient and Modern History, Religion, Philosophy, Science and Mathematics and more.
  • Unerase Tool: Recover lost study guides, class notes and other materials with this handy tool made for iPods. There is a price on this tool, but well worth it if you store a lot of materials for school on your device.

These are just a few options from this great comprehensive list published by the Online Education Database. It’s just another way to better utilize your time. Try downloading a podcast on a topic you’re learning in class.

– By J. Mason

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