Don't look now, mom, but your daughter is podcasting.
April Steckling, a 5th grader at Sylvan Hills Elementary School in Sherwood, put her Thanksgiving poem to video Tuesday, recorded by a classmate on an iPod.
"My mom was like, 'Really, you get to use an iPod in school?'" Steckling said. "'I wish we had that high tech stuff back when i was in school!'"
Principal Jason Young a is a big-proponent of research-based learning. He says putting technology directly into students' hands is part of the common core: moving the focus from what kids know, to what they can do.
"When you look at the world around them, they are used to having their hands on it and manipulating technology," Young said. "So by putting it in their hands, you engage them in the learning."