Now, in the classroom, I can see students getting more excited about learning when you throw in iTouches. However, watching some of the videos, a lot of the students were talking mostly about how they like them for Facebook, MySpace, or for downloading music- not necessarily for helping them with their learning. I think the YouTube feature, camera, and internet connections would be useful in the classroom. Students can easily look up information, regardless of where they are. Students can communicate with each other, their teachers, and other resources via e-mail, blogs, nings, wikis, etc.
Here are some apps that appeal to my U.S. history class:
U.S. History Trivia Quiz (my 8th graders take a TAKS test in the spring)
Top 100 Milestone Documents- U.S. (look through documents that have shaped America)
iHistory (explores people, events, wars, inventions, etc)
Today in American History (significant events for each day)
Constitution (the U.S. Constitution right at your fingertips!)
I'm still not totally convinced, but then again, I'm NOT a Mac person.