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Title: Palm Basics for the Classroom


1
Palm Basics for the Classroom
  • Rebecca Henson
  • Business Education
  • Arcadia Valley Career Tech.

2
Benefits
  • One to one technology ratio
  • Allows for learning anywhere
  • Easy collaboration on projects
  • Increased organization
  • Endless possibilities for enhancing learning in
    the classroom

3
Drawbacks
  • Behavior
  • Usability
  • Graffiti
  • Loss or Theft

4
Types of handheld computers
  • Palm operating system
  • Palm
  • Sony
  • Handspring
  • Casio
  • Windows CE
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Dell
  • Toshiba

5
Basic Use
  • Basic programs
  • Date Book
  • Memo Pad
  • Calculator
  • Address
  • To Do List
  • Note Pad
  • Documents To Go
  • Data Entry
  • Graffiti 2
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • Portable keyboard (purchased separately)

6
Graffiti 2
7
Add-Ons
  • Software
  • Thousands of free programs
  • Can purchase programs
  • Peripheral devices
  • Keyboard
  • Camera
  • Science probes
  • Memory cards

8
Software
  • Purchase programs
  • CD
  • memory card
  • Download programs on computer
  • Beam free programs between palms

9
Synchronization
  • Called HotSync
  • Connect Palm to computer
  • USB cable
  • IR port
  • Used to add new programs that have been
    downloaded or purchased on CD

10
Synchronization
  • Archive all information from palm and backup on
    computer
  • Transfer all information input on computer for
    use on palm
  • Performing a HotSync operation often ensures that
    you have a backup of all information kept on the
    handheld

11
Classroom Integration
12
General Classroom Use
  • Date Book
  • track assignments
  • Quizzler
  • Quiz students on any subject
  • PicoMap
  • Create concept maps
  • CFB Timer
  • Count down timer
  • Giraffe
  • Practice graffiti writing

13
Math
  • Sketchy
  • Addition/subtraction
  • Multiplication/division
  • Long division
  • Scientific Calculator
  • Beam problems to others
  • Currency converter
  • MathCard
  • Table
  • Unit2Unit

14
Science
  • Cooties
  • Immune system
  • Spread of disease
  • Sketchy
  • Cell division
  • Plant cell parts
  • Periodic Table
  • Gather data with add-on probes
  • NineColours
  • SkyChart

15
Communication Arts
  • Memo Pad
  • Journals
  • EBooks
  • Word Processing Software
  • Reports
  • Creative writing
  • Proofreading
  • Dictionaries
  • Thesaurus

16
Social Studies
  • Memo Pad
  • ByHeart
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Conduct surveys
  • CityZen
  • Inflation Master
  • Trade!

17
Other Subjects
  • FlingIt
  • Show students relevant websites
  • Foreign Language dictionary
  • Track nutrition intake and physical activity
  • Listen to musical works
  • MiniScore
  • Illusion 4
  • BeatIt!

18
Other School Uses
  • Coaches can track player stats
  • Teachers can have instant access to students
    grades
  • Students personal information is readily
    available
  • Mood Stats to track classroom behavior

19
Classroom Management
  • Checkout procedure
  • Battery charging schedule
  • HotSync procedure
  • Storage
  • Cleaning off data (classroom use set)

20
Things to look for when buying
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Durable case
  • Durable or plastic screen
  • Other features deemed necessary

21
Learning with Handhelds in Michigan
  • Video by Dr. Elliot Soloway

22
Funding and Hardware
23
Funding
  • Title I
  • Title IID
  • Title V
  • Title VIB
  • Vocational Enhancement Grant
  • Smaller Competitive Grants
  • District Money
  • Regular Classroom Budget

24
Types of Hardware Palm OS
  • Zire 21
  • Lower end of price range - 99
  • Monochrome screen
  • Flip cover
  • Rechargeable battery

25
Types of Hardware Palm OS
  • Zire 71
  • Middle price range - 199 with rebate
  • Color screen
  • Carrying case
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Built in digital camera
  • 5-way navigator for one handed use

26
Types of Hardware Palm OS
  • TJ27 CLIE
  • Middle price range - 199
  • Color screen
  • Free carrying case
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Built in digital camera

27
Types of Hardware Windows CE
  • Dell Axim X3
  • Middle price range - 199
  • Color screen
  • Removable/Rechargeable battery
  • Built in microphone

28
Types of Hardware Palm OS
  • TJ37 CLIE
  • Upper-Middle price range - 299
  • Color screen
  • Free carrying case
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Built in digital camera
  • Integrated WiFi
  • Built in audio and video player

29
Types of Hardware Windows CE
  • HP iPaq h1945
  • Upper-Middle price range - 299
  • Color screen
  • Removable/Rechargeable battery
  • Built in microphone
  • Integrated Bluetooth

30
Resources
  • Handhelds in the Classroom http//www.education-wo
    rld.com/a_tech/tech083.shtml
  • 101 Great Educational Useshttp//www.k12handhelds
    .com/101list
  • Science and Math handheld productshttp//www.imag
    iworks.com/index5.html
  • PDAs in the Classroom  Integration Strategies
    for K-12 Educators http//www.ao.uiuc.edu/ijet/v3
    n1/ray/
  • Planet 5th Mr. Vincents Fifth Gradehttp//www.mp
    somaha.org/willow/p5/

31
Palm Basics for the Classroom
  • Rebecca Henson
  • Business Education
  • Arcadia Valley Career Tech.
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