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Natalierayand Sararose[1]

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Natalierayand Sararose[1]

  1. 1. Briefcase to Backpack: Children of Technology By. Sararose Cupo & Natalie Ray
  2. 2. Why Use PDA’s in the Classroom? <ul><li>Portability </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Versatility </li></ul><ul><li>* Special Programs exist in schools nationwide that have educationally </li></ul><ul><li>approved the use of PDA’s in the classroom. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Where Can PDA’s be Used? <ul><li>Elementary Middle School High School </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>We will discover the features needed to have an </li></ul><ul><li>educationally formatted PDA, the subjects touched </li></ul><ul><li>by PDA’s, the difference in education with a PDA, </li></ul><ul><li>and a description of an experiment that is currently </li></ul><ul><li>taking place… </li></ul>
  5. 5. Science ImagiLabKit By ImagiWorks <ul><li>ImagiLab Lessons </li></ul><ul><li> “ Instantly graph data during lab experiments” </li></ul><ul><li>Garden Investigations </li></ul><ul><li>Temperature, Ph, Humidity </li></ul><ul><li>Weather </li></ul><ul><li>Relative Humidity, Sunlight </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Making Popsicles, Stream Studies, Mixing liquids </li></ul>
  6. 6. Science Additional Programs <ul><li>Planetarium- </li></ul><ul><li>This is an application for Palm. It </li></ul><ul><li>plots star charts, calculates the position </li></ul><ul><li>of the sun, the moon, the planets, stars, </li></ul><ul><li>hundreds of sky objects, comets and </li></ul><ul><li>asteroids. This also offers many other </li></ul><ul><li>useful features. </li></ul><ul><li>Moon Phase- </li></ul><ul><li>This application will graphically display </li></ul><ul><li>The phase of the moon for any day. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Math By. Imagimath <ul><li>“ This allows students to investigate </li></ul><ul><li>mathematical ideas more rapidly and more </li></ul><ul><li>thoroughly” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Language Arts By. Inspiration <ul><li>Inspiration for PDA’s give students and educators </li></ul><ul><li>more access to the premier visual learning tool that </li></ul><ul><li>helps them achieve clearer thinking, better writing </li></ul><ul><li>and improved performance across the curriculum. </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ E-books” <ul><li>This program has many books, poetry, plays, </li></ul><ul><li>and more genres of literature available. It’s </li></ul><ul><li>like a text book on the go! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Social Studies By. AvantGo <ul><li>Social Studies is no longer a dull class, no more reading </li></ul><ul><li>your textbook for the entire period! </li></ul><ul><li>With AvantGo, you can keep students up to date on current events with </li></ul><ul><li>easy access to the news. </li></ul><ul><li>**Besides AvantGo there is also Jtutor that allows students to take and make their own </li></ul><ul><li>quizzes to test their knowledge. Also, there is a GPS program that is beneficial to the social </li></ul><ul><li>studies department. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>These teachers are seeing a dramatic difference </li></ul><ul><li>in student motivation and grades.” </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>These Programs allow the student to have </li></ul><ul><li>these at their fingertips, virtually bringing </li></ul><ul><li>school every where they go! </li></ul>

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