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Technology Integration with Palm-Sized Computers. Theresa Overall University of North Texas [email protected] February 10, 2003 With thanks to Jennifer Smolka, Cathie Norris, and Elliot Soloway. What is a “handheld”? It’s a technology that. Fits in your hand

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Technology integration with palm sized computers

Technology Integration with Palm-Sized Computers

Theresa Overall

University of North Texas

[email protected]

February 10, 2003

With thanks to

Jennifer Smolka, Cathie Norris, and Elliot Soloway


What is a handheld it s a technology that
What is a “handheld”?It’s a technology that...

  • Fits in your hand

  • Started as a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) but is now so much more

  • Provides 1:1 computing

  • Costs much less than other technologies

  • Has unique educational functionalities

    • Instantaneous (on/ off/ save)

    • Portable

    • Invisible

    • Personal

    • Private

    • Versatile

    • Fun


Ahandheld is not a stepchild to a PC

and it’s not

“just a baby PC”


What runs them who makes them

Palm OS

Palm (MANY models plus new Zire)

Sony (Clié)

Handspring (Visor)

IBM (WorkPad)

Windows CE

Dell (Axim)

Casio (Cassiopeia)

Hewlett Packard (iPAQ and Jornada)

Toshiba

What runs them?Who makes them?


So what learning impacts are we seeing in the classroom
So, WhatLearning ImpactsAre We Seeing In the Classroom?




Learning Impacts with Handhelds

  • Write& Rewrite

  • Revisit


Learning Impacts with Handhelds

  • Write&Rewrite

  • Revisit

  • Immerse


Learning Impacts with Handhelds

  • Write&Rewrite

  • Revisit

  • Immerse

  • Collaborate


Learning Impacts with Handhelds

  • Write&Rewrite

  • Revisit

  • Immerse

  • Collaborate

  • Learn in-context


Learning Impacts with Handhelds

  • Write&Rewrite

  • Revisit

  • Immerse

  • Collaborate

  • Learn in-context


Learning Impacts with Handhelds

  • Write&Rewrite

  • Revisit

  • Immerse

  • Collaborate

  • Learn in-context

  • Succeed


Handheld terms

Stylus

Beam

Synch

Cradle

Business Card

Cards

Peripherals

Physical Buttons

Tap Buttons

Tapboard

Graffiti

Handheld Terms




  • Features

    • Create individual & group maps

    • Print maps directly from Palm

    • Easily share and revise maps



Let s do
Let’s do:

  • Make your family tree.

MOM

DAD

SON

DAUGHTER




  • Features

    • Create up to 999 frames

    • Geometric and freehand shapes

    • Easy to share, edit and revise



Let s do1
Let’s do

  • Draw a face; animate blinking eyes

  • In small groups…

    • What can you use animation for?

    • Make an animation to share with the group.




  • Features

    • Easy teacher tools to manage simulation

    • Adjust immunity, initial carriers and incubation time

    • Students can review list of all “meetings” between Palms



Let’s do

Let’s meet each other…but be careful! There is a terrible virus that can be transmitted through casual contact.

How many will survive??




  • Features

    • Quickly download and share web materials for offline use

    • Downloaded text is searchable

    • Customized preferences (graphics and link depth)


  • Classroom Applications

    • Online research available offline

    • Create personal reference library

    • Group research projects




  • Features

    • Works with Kodak PalmPix camera

    • Easily create, edit and share scrapbooks

    • Uploads for printing, website creation


  • Classroom Applications

    • Virtual scrapbook of field trips CAMPING!

    • Document lab experiments

    • Record and review progress over time




  • Features

    • Students choose correct answer from multiple options

    • Automatically records student progress

    • Students and teachers will soon be able to create and share their own data sets


  • Classroom Applications

    • Spanish vocabulary

    • Math

      • Decimals, fractions, inequalities

    • Social Studies

      • State capitals


Let s do2
Let’s do

  • Burst some bubbles!




  • Features

    • 109,000 word spell-checker

    • Easily edit, share and revise

    • Print directly from Palm



Let s do3
Let’s do

  • Analogies

dog:puppy::cat:kitten


Dog puppy cat kitten dog cat puppy kitten
dog:puppy::cat:kitten dog:cat::puppy:kitten





Dog xxx puppy cub dog bear puppy cub dog lion puppy cub dog tiger puppy cub
dog:xxx::puppy:cubdog:bear::puppy:cubdog:lion::puppy:cubdog:tiger::puppy:cub


So let s evaluate
So let’s evaluate

  • Did you have fun?

  • Were you actively engaged?


How much of the fun was the novelty of the Palms and how much was the intellectual engagement of the activity?

So let’s evaluate


How could i as a teacher have engaged a student that wasn t participating
How could I as a teacher have engaged a student that wasn much was the intellectual engagement of the activity?’t participating?

So let’s evaluate


What are the advantages to doing analogies this way compared to a traditional worksheet
What are the advantages to doing analogies this way compared to a traditional worksheet?

So let’s evaluate


What are the disadvantages
What are the disadvantages? to a traditional worksheet?

So let’s evaluate



What learning differences could have been accommodated by practicing analogies in this manner
What learning differences could have been accommodated by practicing analogies in this manner?

So let’s evaluate


How can you assess your student s work when it s done in this fashion
How can you assess your student practicing analogies in this manner?’s work when it’s done in this fashion?

So let’s evaluate


What s happening in the classroom
What’s happening in the classroom? practicing analogies in this manner?


Free handheld apps from hi ce
FREE practicing analogies in this manner? Handheld Apps from Hi-CE

  • http://hi-ce.org/palm

  • http://www.iste.org


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