5 Educational Uses for Your iPod

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Most people use their iPod exclusively for music, but this device has all sorts of capabilities. Here are five ways to turn your iPod into an educational tool.
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1. Encyclopedia

The increasingly popular Encyclopedia is free, easy-to-install software that puts multilingual versions of Wikipedia on your iPod. Encyclopedia can be installed on iPod Minis, Photo iPods and iPod generations one through four.

2. Portable Book

The iPod eBook Creator is a free tool that converts web pages, copied and pasted text and text files into iPod notes. Registered users can also convert RSS feeds. All of the text that you transform using this tool can be read in the iPod Notes function.

3. Free College

The web offers tons of free university courses and lectures that can be downloaded to your iPod in audio and video form. You might not be able to get a degree from this sort of education, but you can still benefit from the free knowledge.

4. Information Repository

Moving files from your iPod to your computer and vice versa can be a hassle--unless you have iGadget. This nifty software makes it easy to use your iPod as an information repository. With iGadget, you can transfer RSS news feeds, class notes, tasks, text files, driving directions, emails and all sorts of other data from your computer to your iPod and back again.

5. Study Tool

Everyone has used or seen SparkNotes in some form. What most people don't know is that the company now provides study guides, classic books, eBooks, practice tests, charts and all sorts of study resources that are iPod friendly. Some items are free; others come at a small cost.

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