DigiTools. A New Curriculum for a New Era!. Policies Commission for Business and Economic Education. Policy Statement 73: This We Believe about Computer-Input Technologies:
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Policy Statement 73: This We Believe about Computer-Input Technologies:
“The NBEA & ACTE/BE policy asks Business Education teachers to “...take the lead in using, teaching, and integrating computer-input technologies into the curriculum."
“Trends in technology require business educators to provide opportunities for all students to learn the new technologies and techniques that are emerging in today’s workplace. Current technologies include speech recognition; handwriting recognition tools, such as Tablet PCs; Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and other handheld devices; and scanners. While touch keyboarding techniques remain a viable foundation for entering and manipulating text and data, other skills include composing, editing, enunciating, electronic handwriting, and scanning. Educators must provide instruction on a variety of input technologies for successful academic, professional, and personal applications.”
Hardware & Software
IBM ViaVoice 10 PC
Mac Enhanced or OS X
L&H Dragon NaturallySpeaking 7
Microsoft Office XP Speech Recognition
Plantronics recommended by Microsoft and shipped with Professional IBM software.
“I'm using Dragon's 7 exclusively as the engine for Windows XP. It offers complete hands-free computing for the person like me who cannot use his hands whatsoever. Dragon 6 never worked acceptably with PowerPoint unless you did some activities using your hands. Dragon seven works well with PowerPoint, Windows XP, and has incredible accuracy. Every now and then a program comes out of this quality. Any of your readers who must have hands-free computing can rely on Dragon seven for virtually any application. … It works better with Microsoft applications than some others which I did not think is the case with ViaVoice.”
Units, Chapters& Ancillaries
Unit 2 Input TechnologiesOn November 7, 2002 Computers ChangedForever with the Release of Tablet PC Technologies!
Unit 2 Input Technologies
Text User Interface
Graphical User Interface
1990’sUnit 2 Input Technologies
Policy Statement 73: The Policies Commission also took a powerful position on the injury prevention issue with the following statement:
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