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  1. 1. Welcome Mobile Computers ( AlphaSmart ) B y Reem Alharbi
  2. 2. Mobile Computers <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many types of mobile computers have been introduced since the 1990s, including the: </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Laptop computers </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>PDA (Personal digital assistant) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pocket PC Dreamwriter </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>AlphaSmart </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. AlphaSmart <ul><li>What is AlphaSmart ? </li></ul><ul><li>Smart keyboarding device. </li></ul><ul><li>much like a laptop computer, but is mainly for word processing. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be connected to Macintosh or PC, transfer your text , and edit or print </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Simple operating system: you turn it on, do some writing, then turn it off. </li></ul><ul><li>Built in word processor. </li></ul><ul><li>store up to 100 pages of text in 8 separate files </li></ul><ul><li>(512 KB of data storage ) </li></ul><ul><li>Light weight: 2.0 lbs. (.91 kg). </li></ul>Features of AlphaSmart
  5. 5. <ul><li>Affordable ( $250 ). </li></ul><ul><li>Full-sized keyboard. </li></ul><ul><li>700 hours or more of operation on 3 AA alkaline batteries. </li></ul><ul><li>5.75&quot; x 1.5&quot; LCD ( up to 6 lines of text per screen in AlphaWord Plus word processor </li></ul>
  6. 7. History <ul><li>1992: AlphaSmart was founded by two previous Apple Computer engineers. </li></ul><ul><li>August 1993: First product ( AlphaSmart ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Macintosh compatible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stores up to16 pages of text (32 kb). </li></ul></ul><ul><li>February 1995: AlphaSmart Pro </li></ul><ul><li>October 1997: AlphaSmart 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>January 2000: AlphaSmart 3000 </li></ul><ul><li>June 2002: Dana </li></ul><ul><li>August 2004: Neo </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Word processing </li></ul><ul><li>Take notes </li></ul><ul><li>Collect Data </li></ul>Usage of Alpasmart
  8. 9. <ul><li>Mainly used in Elementary schools for basic computing skills such as typing, word processing....etc </li></ul>Evidence of Usage in Education
  9. 10. <ul><li>Used in more than 8,000 school districts in the United States and other countries. </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>In Jun 15, 2005, Santa Ana School District's Wilson Elementary School Wins Award for 'Best Use of Hardware as a Learning Tool' Using AlphaSmart . </li></ul>
  11. 12. Choosing this technology: Why? <ul><li>Simple to use, easy to learn </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable: </li></ul><ul><li>COMPUTER LABS? </li></ul><ul><li>SHARE COMPUTERS? </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>AlphaSmart for every student ? </li></ul><ul><li>Improves technology literacy and keyboarding skills </li></ul><ul><li>for students </li></ul><ul><li>Improves English language reading, writing and </li></ul><ul><li>verbal skills </li></ul><ul><li>Very portable: small, light weight, use AA battery </li></ul>
  12. 13. Alhpasmart In School
  13. 14. Bibliography <ul><li>AlphaSmart Inc., (2005). Retrieved Dec. 02, 2005, from AlphaSmart Web site: http://www3.alphasmart.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) , (2005). Accessible technologies for all students initiative to create dialogue between general and special education technology decision makers . Retrieved Dec. 05, 2005, from CoSN Web site: http://www.cosn.org/about/press/012705.cfm. </li></ul><ul><li>Drew, M. (1998, Winter ). Alphasmart keyboard connects school and home. TECH-NJ , 9. Retrieved Nov 26, 2005, from http://www.trenton.edu/~technj/win98/drew.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Russell, M., College B., and Plati T. (2002, May 29). Does it matter with what i write? comparing performance on paper, computer and portable writing devices. Current Issues in Education , 5 (4). Retrieved Dec 02, 2005, from http://cie.asu.edu/volume5/number4/. </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia, ( n . d .). Alphasmart . Retrieved Nov . 28, 2005, from Wikipedia Web site : http :// en . wikipedia . org / wiki / AlphaSmart . </li></ul>

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