What is a Tablet PC ?• It is an optimized version of Desktop Pc and light weight Notebook Pc.• An Advanced version of the latest IT- Technology.• An Extension of OS and Hardware.
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Convertible Model• Convertible Model• Like conventional notebook computers• With attached keyboards and screens that turn and flip• to cover the keyboards and have the touch- sensitive• screens face up for pen user interface
Slate-Style Model• More lightweight units• Without integrated keyboards (use optional detachable• USB-connected or wireless keyboards• Other external peripherals typically required
Technical Feasibility• 10” to 14” screen, mostly 1024x768 Resolution.• Mostly 1.0-1.6 GHz Pentium M Processor.• $300+ more than non-tablet notebook.• Detachable keyboard.• 512 MB RAM.• DVD.• SXGA.• 60 - 64Gb Flash Drive
Uses Of Tablet PcSupports real-time writing; everything does not need to be done in advance, as in PowerPoint: • Some material difficult to do in PowerPoint (e.g. equations, Chinese) • Material can still be prepared in advanceCan archive lecture content, don’t need tablet PC to viewFace toward class instead of toward the board.No messy chalk, markers, or erasers needed • Can return to material that would be erased on a board • But do need a projector
Uses Of Tablet Pc (Cont.)• Reading digital content: Web pages, Acrobat and Word documents, eBooks, etc.• Taking notes at meetings, classrooms, hallways, anywhere-anytime ,working notes in searchable format.• Comfortable computing: walk-around , standing, reclining position, laying down, resting on lap, held with one hand.• Collaborative capabilities via integrated wireless networking and collaborative apps like Groove.
Tablet Pc In Higher Education• Both, students and teachers are mobile users.• Revolutionary digital note-taking in the classroom: take, keep, organize, search and manipulate digital notes in one’s own handwriting, inc. diagrams and doodles .• Windows Journal provides unlimited anytime-editable sheets of paper to capture what is on the blackboard .• Students expected to be attracted by sleek designs, portable form factors and better ergonomics .• You cannot hold a laptop with one hand, while talking to a professor, in the hallway, and jotting down a note Teachers might be lured to mark-up live presentations.
Entering DataStylus serves as a mouseInk - when application supports itText Input Panel (TIP) when application does not support ink Handwriting recognition Speech recognition
MusicComposition Tool, Developed By BrownUniversity.
Health CareTablet PC’s increasingly popularamong physiciansAccess to EMR (ElectronicMedical Records) over the Tabletand wireless LAN View, update chart, digital images, write Rx, send to billing all while with the patient “Replacement of handwritten charts and scattered medical files with a unified system of computer records.”
Discipline-Specific Applications• Tablet PC applications for specific disciplines are just emerging• Mathematics – xThink calculator – Upcoming Math Journal product• Physics – Magic Paper
General ApplicationsPlanning, Contacts, Calendaring •Franklin Covey Tablet Planner • organize handwritten or electronic notes, tasks, calendar, contacts, Word, PowerPoint, etc.Microsoft OneNote •Tool to organize handwritten notes • Less intrusive than typing in meetings or conferences. •Store meeting notes in one place instead of on paper in file folders notes are searchable every where.
GIS & Mapping•GIS and Mapping•Ruggedized Tablet PC for Military uses
Applications for ChildrenLots of child-oriented applications: •Math •Art, painting •Learning to write in cursive •Games
Summary of Benefits• Many benefits of Tablet PC technology for educators and administrators – Digital Ink more powerful than a blackboard • Don’t need erasers, pens, or chalk – Collaboration possible – Some content more easily created – Content can be archived and broadcast – Discipline-specific tools emerging (e.g. Math Journal) – General tools already available (e.g. Outlook) – Tablet PC just as capable as any notebook, plus more
Issues With Tablet Pc..• Some disadvantages of Tablet Technology – Keyboards mostly small – Screen resolution limited on most models to 1024x768 – Software applications limited, but growing – Handwriting recognition average – Clicking a little tricky – More expensive – Requires projector in classroom, may have difficulty using, setting up, smaller writing area than large black/whiteboard – Learning curve, around four days – Most require external CD-ROM – Display viewing angles often poor
Bibliography• Microsoft Tablet PC home• http://www.tabletpc.com• Tablet PC Talk• http://www.tabletpctalk.com• Tablet PC hardware• http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc/evaluation/ tours/default.asp• 3rd-party applications• http://www.tabletpctalk.com/faqs/apps.html• Microsoft Tablet PC newsgroup• http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/tabletpc/using/news groups/default.asp• TabletPCHome.com -- http://www.tabletpchome.com