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If you have the money to spend then here are some of the 'tools' you might consider buying. Or you might already have them yourself or your students might start bringing them to school. All of these tools I have seen in action in the classroom.

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Flip Video (NZ $199- 300) Pocket size Video camera.
Use it for:
  • recording plays
  • recording students at P.E
  • recording special events
  • recording speeches for assessment
  • recording students reading
Digital Camera (NZ $100 - 300)
  • create reading activities with photos
  • create 'PowerPoint' blown up books
  • record character dress ups
  • write about the Photos
  • photo a day
  • photos for blogs and wikis
mimio (NZ approx $2000)
  • group work
  • sharing with whole class
  • presentation
Interactive Whiteboards (NZ approx $5000 to 13000)
  • group work
  • sharing with whole class
  • presentation
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mimioview (approx $1000)
  • project pages from books/magazines
  • project objects to screen
  • use mimio software to annotate
Wii (approx $249)
  • access to wireless so use internet sites
  • sports games
Windows Laptops ($800 up)
  • WordProcessing
  • Internet
  • Website design
  • Games
Macbook Pro ($1999)
  • multimedia work such as movie making, music creating
  • graphic art work
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iMac (NZ $1999)
  • suitable for 3-4 children to work on at the same time
Easi Speak (NZ $103)
  • record speeches
  • publish work orally
  • read a book and hear yourself read it back
PSP (NZ $229) Has wireless access to internet and will play Flash games. Use it for internet activities. Large screen, at least 2 students can work on it together
Graphic Tablet (NZ range from $90 - $500) Connect to your computer and use the pen instead of the mouse
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Plasma or LCD 42" TV (NZ $800 -1500)
  • attach Apple TV and stream movies, music, podcasts, vodcasts and photos from all of your computers
  • attach an iPod and play music, movies, podcasts
  • attach an iPad and use as a presentation tool
Apple TV (NZ $170) stream music, movies, podcasts, audiobooks, photos, youtube from all of your computers and iPads, iPod touches and iPhones
MIDI keyboard (NZ $179) Play and record music to your computer
http://store.apple.com/nz/product/TN529ZM/A
iPad (NZ $799)
  • create movies
  • create music
  • create graphics
  • publishing tool
  • play games
  • internet research
  • read books
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iPod Touch (NZ $387)
  • record movies
  • take photos
  • create movies
  • create music
  • create graphics
  • publishing tool
  • play games
  • internet research
  • read books
iPod Nano (NZ $255)
  • play music
  • listen to audiobooks
  • plays radio
  • listen to podcasts
iPod (NZ $499)
  • play music
  • listen to audiobooks
  • plays radio
  • listen to podcasts
  • store and play movies
  • attach to a tv and play all of the above
iPod Splitter (NZ $30)
5 headsets can listen to the one iPod. Great for listening to audiobooks.
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AV composite cable ( NZ $65) Connects iPod to TV




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