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This presentation tells about some ways to integrate handhelds into the classroom and also features the best freeware available for handhelds.

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  • Mobile technology is definitely changing, but that's somewhat the nature of technology. One of the things we try to do in all of our mobile implementations is to use (and create) content that cross-platform. Things like ebooks, mini-movies, and podcasts, for example, can be used on handhelds (Palm and PPC), laptops, cell phones, and even game machines like PSPs.

    This year, we are doing several projects with the new mini-laptops. These laptops are in the $300-400 price range and are quite powerful. At this low price, these devices are a logical choice for schools. We have seen some great results with kids using these, especially in one-to-one programs.
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  • Integrating Handhelds in the Classroom
  • Welcome
    • Introductions
    • Agenda
      • Tips for you as a handheld user
      • Tips for using handhelds with kids
      • Best educational programs for handhelds
    • Questions, requests
  • Tips for you
    • Use your Palm for fun stuff (as well as for school)
    • Get good at Graffiti
    • Sync and use Palm desktop
    • Use your menus
    • Use the 5-way navigator
    • Write in the first letter to search a list
    • Use command bar
    • Use ShortCuts
  • Troubleshooting
    • Categories
    • Resets
      • Soft
      • Warm
      • Power
      • Hard
    • HotSync manager
  • Tips for using handhelds with kids
    • Start with your curriculum objectives (not the technology or the software)
    • Make kids responsible for handing out devices, charging, and syncing
    • Project your handheld screen
    • File management
    • Beaming to your handheld and to the desktop
    • Paperless grading
  • 101 Great Educational Uses for Your Handheld Computer
  • Curriculum areas that lend themselves to handheld use
    • Writing
    • Reading
    • Vocabulary/spelling
    • Math practice
    • Summarizing and notetaking
    • Research
    • Differentiating instruction in any topic
  • Best free applications for education
    • Docs to Go
    • Ebooks
      • Mobipocket
      • eEreader
      • etc.
    • Quizzler
    • Plucker
    • Graphic organizers
    • MathAce
    • Dropairs
    • TCPMP (requires SD cards)
  • Documents to Go
    • Overview : Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on your handheld
    • Classroom applications : Writing, summarizing/outlining, presenting, providing study guides or notes
  • Ebooks
    • Overview : Books on the handheld
    • Classroom applications : Reading, research, practice
    • Multiple formats
      • Mobipocket
      • eReader (also called Palm Reader)
      • … .and more
  • More on Ebooks
    • Sites with free ebooks:
        • www.manybooks.net
        • www.memoware.com
    • Remember which format you download; suggested formats:
        • Mobipocket
        • eReader
        • Plucker
  • Quizzler
    • Overview : Multiple choice/true-false quizzes and flash cards
    • Classroom applications : Formal assessment or practice/studying
  • Web Clipping (Plucker)
    • Overview : Download specific web pages (doesn’t require wireless; not “live” Internet access)
    • Classroom applications : Research, reading, literature, etc.
  • Graphic Organizers (Inspiration, PiCoMap, Idea Pad)
    • Overview : Concept (or mind) maps
    • Classroom applications : Pre-writing, brainstorming, notetaking, outlining
  • Math Practice (MathAce)
    • Overview : Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division practice
    • Classroom applications : Math practice, timed tests
  • Dropairs
    • Overview : Match pairs of dropping tiles
    • Classroom applications : Math practice, time, money, geography, and more
  • Multimedia (TCPMP)
    • Overview : Audio and video * requires an SD card
    • Classroom applications : Podcasts, audio books, instructional video, sight words, etc.
  • More on Multimedia
    • Sites with free content:
      • iTunes
      • TeacherTube
      • Next Vista
    • Use MP3 for audio and MPG for video
    • Use Zamzar to convert
    • K12 Handhelds
    • email: karen@k12handhelds.com
    • web: www.k12handhelds.com
    • phone: 800-679-2226
    • Thank you!