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Handheld Computer Training - Dell Axim x50v July 18, 2005 Mid-Atlantic Handheld Conference Marc Dickerson and John Rohlich Presentation created by: Todd A. Fishburn Technology can be exciting and scary @ the same time! © 2005 Seaford School District www.seaford.k12.de.us/hh

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handheld computer training dell axim x50v

Handheld Computer Training - Dell Axim x50v

July 18, 2005

Mid-Atlantic Handheld Conference

Marc Dickerson and John Rohlich

Presentation created by: Todd A. Fishburn

technology can be exciting and scary @ the same time
Technology can be exciting and scary @ the same time!

© 2005 Seaford School District www.seaford.k12.de.us/hh

today s agenda
Exciting yet Scary!

Brainstorming activity – desktop computer functionality vs. handheld functionality

Parts of a handheld package

Operational tools of the handheld (buttons, reset, battery, SD card, ETC)

Accessing programs and applications with the stylus (Start Menu)

Handheld Exploration…..PLAY! (10-15 minutes)

Discussion…..Wow moments!

Inputs (soft keyboard, Letter Rec., Block Rec., Transcriber, Infrared keyboard)

File Explorer (renaming, deleting, folders, beaming, ETC)

Beaming

Today’s Agenda

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desktop functionality vs handheld functionality
Desktop

Internet

Office Suite

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

E-Mail/Outlook

Multimedia

Photos

3rd Party Software

Handheld

Internet

Office Suite

Word

Excel

E-Mail/Outlook

Multimedia

Photos

E-Books

3rd Party Software

Desktop Functionality vs. Handheld Functionality

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Dell Axim x50v Features – Parts of a handheld package

cradle with USB connection

x50v

charging adaptor

power supply

Note: The cradle connects to your computer by the USB connector. Connect the power supply to the cradle and the wall outlet. The charging adaptor is for charging the handheld without the cradle.

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Dell Axim x50v Features – Front View

Wireless (green)/Bluetooth (blue) light

microphone

power button

start button

touch screen – with a screen cover

navigator button

inbox button

contacts button

home button

calendar button

cradle/sync connection (bottom)

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Dell Axim x50v Features – Side View

lanyard hook

lock button (if the handheld won’t power on check this first)

soft reset button:If your handheld freezes use your stylus to tap this button to restart

wireless on/off

record button

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Dell Axim x50v Features – Top View

stylus holder

infrared sensor

compact flash card slot

headphone jack

secure digital memory card slot

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Start Menu

To access programs and applications:

  • Tap Start
  • Explore items on the Start Menu or tap the Programs Folder to access games and other applications

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jawbreaker
Jawbreaker!!!
  • Start
  • Programs

4. Jawbreaker

3. Games

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Jawbreaker!!!

4. Tap like-colored touching balls once (notice the “score bubble”

5. Tap again and the balls disappear

6. Your points appear here

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Wireless

  • If a screen pops up asking you to connect to the Internet, press the wireless button on the side of your handheld
  • This will save battery power
  • We will be exploring the wireless features later – perhaps!

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inputting data

There are several ways to enter information on your Pocket PC handheld computer

Soft Keyboard

Block Recognizer

Letter Recognizer Transcriber

Infrared Keyboard – Let’s explore this now!

Inputting Data

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Inputting Data
  • Typically the bottom 3rd of handheld screen is for inputting data
  • The “Blue Arrows” allow for a toolbar to be displayed

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Inputting Data – Soft Keyboard

Input text using the stylus by tapping the keys

Accents icon

To change the type of input, tap this arrow

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buttons
Buttons
  • Navigate to the Settings Menu
  • 2. Tap Buttons

3. Tap a button (1-4)

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Buttons

4. Select <Rotate Screen> from the list

5. Tap OK

6. Try pressing the assigned button to rotate the screen….press again to return to Portrait

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practicing input with pocket word
Practicing Input with Pocket Word
  • Turn on Handheld
  • Tap Start
  • Tap Word from the Start Menu (if not there go to the Programs Folder)

4. Tap New (if a blank document doesn’t appear)

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Practicing Input with Pocket Word

6. Tap Keyboard (we will be exploring the other options in the afternoon)

5. Tap the black arrow to select input option

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practice using pocket word
Practice Using Pocket Word

Note: Pocket Word files will automatically save your files….you do not need to save….we will explain later…..

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Questions or Comments??????

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file explorer renaming
File Explorer - Renaming
  • Turn on your handheld
  • 2. Tap Start

3. Tap File Explorer (if you don\'t see this in the Start menu, tap Programs and it should be there)

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File Explorer - Renaming

Way To Go!

5. Tap and hold your Word document

6. Tap Rename

7. Change document name to your first name

8. Tap “off” of the file (in a “white area”)

4. Use the “Black Delta” to navigate locations or tap the “My Documents” Folder

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file explorer beaming
File Explorer - Beaming

Note: If you just Tap (instead of Tap & Hold), the file will open…..close the document and try again

1. Tap and hold your Word document

2. Tap Beam File

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File Explorer - Beaming

3. Align infrared ports (above the word Dell)

4. The receiving handheld should tap Yes

5. The file should now be in the “My Documents” Folder

6. Switch roles with a neighbor

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file explorer creating folders
File Explorer – Creating Folders
  • Turn on your handheld
  • 2. Tap Start

3. Tap File Explorer (if you don\'t see this in the Start menu, tap Programs and it should be there)

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File Explorer - Creating Folders

5. Scroll to bottom of the screen

6. Tap & hold in white area

7. Tap New Folder

4. Use the “Black Delta” to navigate locations or tap the “My Documents” Folder

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File Explorer - Creating Folders

8. Name Folder “Handheld Training”

9. Tap “off” the folder

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File Explorer - Creating Folders

12. Tap your folder “Handheld Training”

13. Tap & Hold in the white area

14. Paste

15. Your file should now be in your Handheld Training Folder

10. Tap and hold the Word file you created this morning“Your Name”

11. Tap Cut

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File Explorer - Deleting

To delete files or folders tap and hold the file or folder and choose Delete

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syncing

Links your handheld and your desktop computer to exchange and back-up information and files

Syncing

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Syncing

The cradle should already be attached to your designated computer (via USB)

Connect your power supply to the back of the cradle and plug to the wall outlet

Turn on and connect the x50v (connects to the cradle on an angle)

Once connected Active Sync should begin automatically

cradle

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Syncing

Active Sync will synchronize the following types of information:

CalendarContactsTasksFavoritesPocket AccessInbox (e-mail)NotesFiles (Word, Excel, photos, music, ETC)

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Syncing

A folder will be created for you on your “Desktop” when you installed the Active Sync Software

Any files created on your handheld are placed in this folder every time you sync

If you want to put files on you handheld (from your computer), copy them to this folder

The Word File we created called “Your Name” will be in the folder when you sync

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syncing directions
Syncing - Directions
  • Turn on and log on to your computer
  • Add the power cord to the cradle and plug in
  • Turn on your handheld
  • Place it in the cradle (on a slight backward angle)
  • Active Sync should start automatically (if not go to Start/Programs/Active Sync or remove the handheld from the cradle and reattach….make sure the handheld is turned on)
  • The Active Sync screen should appear
  • After Active Sync finishes, double-click your Handheld Folder on your desktop
  • See if you can locate your Handheld Training Folder and your documents

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There are several ways to enter information on your Pocket PC handheld computer

Soft Keyboard – Done

Block Recognizer

Letter Recognizer

Transcriber

Infrared Keyboard

Inputting Data

inputting data block recognizer
Simplified alphabet

Characters are similar to upper case letters

Tips:

Start drawing @ the “dot”

Use a smooth stroke

Write letters on top of one another

Draw big characters

Tap in the document where you want the text to appear

Write letters in “abc”, numbers in “123”

Use the shift stroke to capitalize

Use the space stroke for spaces

Inputting Data - Block Recognizer

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Inputting Data – Block Recognizer

Numbers

Letters

Backspace

Left & Right Cursor

Space

Special Characters

Return

Help

Note: Use the Help feature and go through the “demo” to learn Block Recognizer….Practice!

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Inputting Data - Block Recognizer

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inputting data letter recognizer
Inputting Data - Letter Recognizer
  • Lets you write like you would on a piece of paper
  • Broken into 3 sections – upper case (ABC), lower case (abc) & numbers (123)

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Inputting Data - Letter Recognizer

Backspace

Numbers

Lower Case Letters

Left & Right Cursor

Upper Case Letters

Space

Special Characters

Return

Help

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inputting data transcriber
Recognizes words written on the screen and coverts it to typed text

You can write anywhere on the screen

Transcriber tips:

Don’t write too small

Don’t rest your hand on the screen

Inputting Data – Transcriber

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Inputting Data – Transcriber

Write a word on the screen and pause…..the word will appear in text wherever the cursor was located

Practice, practice, practice…..

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Inputting Data – Transcriber

Transcriber Toolbar

Shift & numbers

Left & Right Cursor

Backspace

Space

Options

Help

Letter Shapes

Lower case, upper case & numbers

Return

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Practicing Input with Pocket Word

For more options tap the view option and select writing, Drawing, Typing or Recording.

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Explore ways to input data!

Practice ways to input data in Pocket Word

wireless internet

The x50v can connect to the school’s wireless network, as well as other “Open Networks”

  • You can access websites, school e-mail, etc……
  • Note: the smaller screen may make some sites difficult to view….to see handheld friendly sites visit: www.seaford.k12.de.us/it/pda/pocketportal/hh.htm

Wireless Internet

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Wireless Internet

1. Turn on Handheld

2. Enable Wireless (press this button)

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Wireless Internet

3. Wait…..look for: - antenna

- “green bars”

4. Start

5. Internet Explorer

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Wireless Internet

6. Tap in the address bar and type an URL

7. Tap the “Go Arrow”

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infrared keyboard
Infrared

Keyboard

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The Dell Axim Executive Keyboard uses Infrared to connect to the handheld

This means….no “hard” connection

Make sure everything is lined up correctly

The keyboard software has detailed instructions

Batteries must be inserted

Infrared Keyboard

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