What is more normal that having an iPod? What kid doesn't want one right now? That got me thinking about how it could be used to help students. The iPod Touch has internet access, a calendar, alarm settings, e-mail access, and a calculator. These features are built into it. What could be more normal than a student using an IPod to track assignments, remember events, keep track of people, even listen to a assignments to supplement what they are learning?
You could even pair an iPod with a service like Remember the Milk. Students could type in assignments and get reminders by e-mail or even sync it with the calendar on the IPod. The possibilities are endless, just use your imagination.