Australian students use iPods to improve reading skills

06/5/2010 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Some Australian students who struggle with reading are listening to audiobooks on MP3 players to improve their literacy skills. "Using an iPod motivates students and gets them into the story. They can then improve and get up to a higher level of reading. Some children don't see themselves as readers, but this gives them a chance to experience books," said a librarian at a Sydney school. One student said he was able to read more challenging books with the help of the iPods.

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