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Techno Teach: Handheld Computing Robby Slaughter March 2, 2002 robman@mail.utexas.edu Agenda Who are we? What is a handheld computer? What can be done in the classroom? Where are we headed? Who are we? Who are we? PDA Utilization Group Dr. Anthony Petrosino

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techno teach handheld computing

Techno Teach:Handheld Computing

Robby Slaughter

March 2, 2002

robman@mail.utexas.edu

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agenda
Agenda
  • Who are we?
  • What is a handheld computer?
  • What can be done in the classroom?
  • Where are we headed?

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who are we
Who are we?

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Who are we?
  • PDA Utilization Group
    • Dr. Anthony Petrosino
      • Research organization dedicated to investigating the opportunities of handheld computing in education
      • Established Spring 2001

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Who are we?
  • INSITE PT3 Grant (DOE P342A000111)
    • Dr. Paul Resta Co-PI
    • Dr. Jere Confrey Co-PI
    • Dr. Anthony Petrosino Co-PI
    • Project Director Melissa Tothero

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Who are we?

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what is a handheld computer
What is a handheld computer?

!!!

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handheld computer pda
Handheld Computer - PDA
  • Personal
  • Digital
  • Assistant
  • Handheld
  • Organizer
  • Computer
  • Connected

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Handheld Computer - PDA
  • Questions:
  • How many are there?
    • About 20 major models, and about 10 million in use in the United States
  • How much do they cost?
    • From $100 to $700, depending on the model and the features

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Handheld Computer - PDA
  • What can they do?
    • Calendars, to-do lists, memos, email, games, web browsing, play music, movies, connect to the Internet, etc, etc.
  • Why Palm™?
    • 88% market share

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Handheld Computer - PDA

Want to try it yourself?

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where are we headed
Where are we headed?

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Where are we headed?

The future is the network.

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Where are we headed?

Problem: One PDA-to-One PC

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Where are we headed?

Solution: Many PDAs-to-One Server

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Where are we headed?

Palm Ethernet Cradles

  • Plug directly into the network
  • Eliminate costly PCs
  • Allows synchronization from anywhere

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Techno Teach:Handheld Computing

Robby Slaughter

March 2, 2002

robman@mail.utexas.edu

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