Sadly, I know nothing about ipods. But I have dozens of cds that I use regularly with my class. I've heard of teachers putting their music all on an ipod and using that. I have lots of questions! How do you transfer music from a cd onto an ipod? How quickly do you scroll through everything to find the song you want? (What is the search feature like?) What do you need in terms of speakers? I know there are different types of ipods. Which would be the best for that use and what kind of $ are we talking about? See, told you I know nothing. I also wanted to get individual cd players (probably 6 or them) so my students can listen to books on cd independently. It just dawned on me that I may be able to use ipods for this purpose. How simple are they to use if I had 30 or so books loaded onto an ipod? Would my K students quickly learn to access the correct book? Is it likely they would break from a lot of handling by young students? Can I load the same cd onto multiple ipods? Would I be able to use a more inexpensive ipod for this use? What about headphones? I'm concerned about the lice issue... Thank you so much for ANY insight you can give me.