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1 Gadgets, Gizmos, and Tech Toys Dean Smith Alan Walker Jeff Miller

2 Instructional uses for non traditional technology in the classroom Instructional uses for non traditional technology in the classroom In other words: In other words: How to justify to your school administrators buying the coolest Gadgets, Gizmos, & Tech Toys. How to justify to your school administrators buying the coolest Gadgets, Gizmos, & Tech Toys.

3 Gadget Types Computer Adaptors Computer Adaptors Plug and Play external devices Plug and Play external devices Communications Tools Communications Tools Internet Ready Cell phones and Pagers Internet Ready Cell phones and Pagers Handhelds Handhelds Palm OS Palm OS Pocket PC Pocket PC Personal Multimedia Personal Multimedia Digital Cameras Digital Cameras MP3 Players MP3 Players Still More Toys Still More Toys GPS Systems, Earphones GPS Systems, Earphones

4 Problem: Wish your computer could do just a little bit more? External Support w/ USB and Firewire External Support w/ USB and Firewire Universal Serial Bus: A standard device link for external units such as mice, scanners, digital cameras, MP3 Players, and others devices with a transfer rates of up to 12Mbps Universal Serial Bus: A standard device link for external units such as mice, scanners, digital cameras, MP3 Players, and others devices with a transfer rates of up to 12Mbps Firewire: also known as IEEE1394, is a fast standard for connecting as many as 63 devices to devices to a computer and is capable of transfer rates up to 400 Mbps. Firewire: also known as IEEE1394, is a fast standard for connecting as many as 63 devices to devices to a computer and is capable of transfer rates up to 400 Mbps. Wireless Wireless Multichannel Radio Band Support Multichannel Radio Band Support BlueTooth BlueTooth Short-range network protocol using radio technology to connect different types of devices, such as computers, PDAs and mobile phones. Has 35-foot range and devices need not be in a line of sight. FYI: Short-range network protocol using radio technology to connect different types of devices, such as computers, PDAs and mobile phones. Has 35-foot range and devices need not be in a line of sight. FYI: Infrared Infrared Wireless communication using transceivers (a combination transmitter and receiver) between devices at a transfer rate up to 4 Mbps. Wireless communication using transceivers (a combination transmitter and receiver) between devices at a transfer rate up to 4 Mbps.

5 Student Portfolios What can you do when you have large student multimedia projects on different lab machines and only one writeable CDROM? What can you do when you have large student multimedia projects on different lab machines and only one writeable CDROM? DiskOnKey DiskOnKey 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 MEGS of RAM 8, 16, 32, 64, 128 MEGS of RAM Available through Dell, Compaq, Targus, and Buyt Direct Available through Dell, Compaq, Targus, and Buyt Direct 64 Megs of RAM only $ Megs for $139.95

6 Memory Cards & Writers Sony Memory Sticks and Compaq Flash Cards can be used in many multimedia devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players and, hand held devices Sony Memory Sticks and Compaq Flash Cards can be used in many multimedia devices such as digital cameras, MP3 players and, hand held devices USB adaptors can turn these cards into fast removable disk drives. USB adaptors can turn these cards into fast removable disk drives. USB Reader + Writers USB Reader + Writers 2/February/Features638.html 2/February/Features638.html s/P11306.html s/P11306.html IBM Mini 1Gig Now available Tired of Floppy Disks speed? Wish your disks could save 32 Megs, 64 Megs, 128 Megs Or a whopping 256 Megs?

7 Intel Microscope The USB device that lets you turn your computers monitor into a zooming microscope. The USB device that lets you turn your computers monitor into a zooming microscope. Imports BMP and Jpeg Imports BMP and Jpeg Exports BMP, Jpeg, and AVI Movies Exports BMP, Jpeg, and AVI Movies Check out IntelPlay Check out IntelPlay om/products/qx3/inde x.php om/products/qx3/inde x.php Only 5 payments of $19.99 Do you love Microscopes but hate that squinty eye face ? Do you love Microscopes but hate that squinty eye face ?

8 Wireless Mouse Move around the room while you give your presentations with wireless technology. Move around the room while you give your presentations with wireless technology. 100 Range / Special Software Bundle 100 Range / Special Software Bundle RF Technology RF Technology m/technology.htm m/technology.htm Only 5 immediate payments of $19.99 Are you tired of trying to teach with one hand on the keyboard? Is it difficult to teach standing Next to your computer?

9 Communications in the Class What were you doing in class when CNN was updating the Florida election counts every ten minutes? What were you doing in class when CNN was updating the Florida election counts every ten minutes? Can you imagine having Instant news updates silently buzzed in while you teach current events or civics? Can you imagine having Instant news updates silently buzzed in while you teach current events or civics? Internet Ready PhonesInternet Ready Phones Mini KeyboardsMini Keyboards Serial cable links to your computerSerial cable links to your computer Text Enabled Pagers Many online news services will send updates by that can be forwarded directly to a wireless cell phone or pager.

10 Handhelds Wish you carry your laptop in your pocket? Wish you carry your laptop in your pocket? With todays hand held devices and conduit software it is really not that difficult With todays hand held devices and conduit software it is really not that difficult Peace in the OS Wars?? Peace in the OS Wars?? The big corporations may be fighting it out for control of the mark, but believe it or not, in the classroom, there can be peace. The big corporations may be fighting it out for control of the mark, but believe it or not, in the classroom, there can be peace. Example. Ipaq and Palm III on the same computer sharing the same address book and calendar. Example. Ipaq and Palm III on the same computer sharing the same address book and calendar.

11 Palm OS Conduits / Hotsync Works w/Outlook Works w/Outlook Sync Addresses, , Notes Sync Addresses, , Notes Classroom Applications Classroom Applications Quizzler Quizzler (They have a free version too) (They have a free version too) Free Quiz Library (w/many titles: history, geography, math,..) Free Quiz Library (w/many titles: history, geography, math,..) Download hundreds of eTexts from Hamlet to the Time Machine Download hundreds of eTexts from Hamlet to the Time Machine Educational Freeware and Shareware Educational Freeware and Shareware m#Educational m#Educational m#Educational m#Educational are/ are/ Palm III Palm IIIc Palm V Palm VII Visor Pro Visor Prism Treo 180 Buy a Palm Handheld right now and as a special gift, get great classroom tools

12 Palm OS Attachments Attachments ImagiProbe ImagiProbe Put science technology in the palm of your students hands. These hand-held device attachments allow your science classes to take accurate scientific measurements that can be analyzed by your computer. Put science technology in the palm of your students hands. These hand-held device attachments allow your science classes to take accurate scientific measurements that can be analyzed by your computer. Pages/Products/ImagiProbe.html Wouldnt it be cool if students could take class computers with them on field trips and could create real world research ? Only one payment of $279.99

13 Palm OS More Attachments More Attachments Kodak Palm Pix Kodak Palm Pix en/digital/cameras/palmPix/ en/digital/cameras/palmPix/ en/digital/cameras/palmPix/ en/digital/cameras/palmPix/ Palm Modem Palm Modem Analog Palm III Analog Palm III Cellular Connectivity for Palm VII Cellular Connectivity for Palm VII Ever find yourself needing a digital camera? OK, so you are at a tech conference and want to quickly check your from your hotel… For Palm III See Ebay or Discount Stores But Act Now… M500 Handheld Cameras SVGA 800 x 600 pixels $129.00

14 Palm OS Attachments Attachments Smart Pad Smart Pad Consider all of the IEP, MDTs, and Staff meetings every teacher is expected to attend and record Consider all of the IEP, MDTs, and Staff meetings every teacher is expected to attend and record OK, how many meetings do you attend? Notes are saved in Standard BMP format And can be attached Prices here dont reflect anything, we are just poor teachers!

15 Palm OS Still More Attachments Still More Attachments Slide Show Commander gives you control of your PowerPoint Presentations Slide Show Commander gives you control of your PowerPoint Presentations Remote control access w/ 12 Serial Cable Remote control access w/ 12 Serial Cable Be a John Madden in the class Be a John Madden in the class Keyboards Keyboards Various keyboards such as the Go-Type are available for nearly all handheld devices Various keyboards such as the Go-Type are available for nearly all handheld devices Can we seriously call a handheld device a computer? You have seen attachments that Give you a camera, Modem access And cool software, What else do you need? /

16 Pocket PC Handhelds Handhelds iPaq iPaq Standard Expansion Pack Standard Expansion Pack Single / Dual Slot PC Card Pack Single / Dual Slot PC Card Pack helds.html helds.html helds.html helds.html Casio Casio Includes 2 card slots and USB Host support Includes 2 card slots and USB Host support Audiovox Maestro Audiovox Maestro Dual Expansion Slots Dual Expansion Slots Connects to Audiovox Cell phone CDM-9100 Connects to Audiovox Cell phone CDM-9100 HP Jornada HP Jornada 565,568, and 720 Series 565,568, and 720 Series E-200 for Buy Now, only 6 more Shopping Months Until Christmas

17 Pocket PC SO MANY Attachments New attachments appear every day New attachments appear every day Checkout Pocket PC Magazine Checkout Pocket PC Magazine Mobile Planet.Com Catalog Mobile Planet.Com Catalog Keyboards Keyboards Various keyboards such as the Go-Type & Targus are available for nearly all handheld devices Various keyboards such as the Go-Type & Targus are available for nearly all handheld devices

18 Pocket PC Built in Audio Built in Audio Sound Recorder Sound Recorder MP3 Player MP3 Player Audio Book Reader Audio Book Reader Students can hear yesterdays lesson and you do not burn up tapes. Students can hear yesterdays lesson and you do not burn up tapes. As a class, you can listen to stories like the old days of radio As a class, you can listen to stories like the old days of radio Online Audio books can be purchased to assist special needs students. Online Audio books can be purchased to assist special needs students.

19 Pocket PC Built in Microsoft Applications (ROM) Word Word Spell Checker Spell Checker Handwriting Recognition Handwriting Recognition Excel Excel PIE (Pocket IE) PIE (Pocket IE) Media Player Media Player Microsoft Reader for eBooks Microsoft Reader for eBooks Other Applications Other Applications Pocket Streets with MapPoint Connectivity Pocket Streets with MapPoint Connectivity Various 3rd Party shareware programs provide PowerPoint support Various 3rd Party shareware programs provide PowerPoint support External Hardware will send output to Video Projectors External Hardware will send output to Video Projectors Adobe PDF Viewer Adobe PDF Viewer Buy a Pocket PC Right Now and get great ROM Software!

20 Palm / Pocket PC Surf the Internet Offline Surf the Internet Offline Palm and Pocket PC Device are able to whack selected webpages from the Internet for offline surfing. Let your desktop computer connect and send files to your handheld even if it does not have a modem. Palm and Pocket PC Device are able to whack selected webpages from the Internet for offline surfing. Let your desktop computer connect and send files to your handheld even if it does not have a modem. AvantgoFree AvantgoFree Use Custom Channels or create your own Use Custom Channels or create your own Mazingo.NetFree with Premium Service Mazingo.NetFree with Premium Service Select Online Magazines and Services (Pocket PC) Select Online Magazines and Services (Pocket PC) How about FREE Web Pages on Your Handheld??

21 Personal Multimedia Pen Cam Pen Cam A number of companies have recently introduced digital cameras that can fit in your pocket. A number of companies have recently introduced digital cameras that can fit in your pocket. The Aiptek Pen Cam has the ability to save 80 low resolution pictures or take about 15 seconds of video. The Aiptek Pen Cam has the ability to save 80 low resolution pictures or take about 15 seconds of video. The Pencam saves 15 seconds of video Or 80 pictures OK digital cameras are cool, but do you have Them when you need them? Can you hide a camera in your pocket?

22 Personal Multimedia Sony Mavica w/CDROM Sony Mavica w/CDROM 156MB of data 156MB of data 8cm mini CD-R/CD- RWs 8cm mini CD-R/CD- RWs Only 46 payments of $19.99 Do you have boxes and boxes and boxes of floppy disks? Do your disks crash whenever you need them the most?

23 Personal Multimedia MP3 Players MP3 Players Sony w/ Memory Stick Sony w/ Memory Stick Duo Audio Duo Audio Integrate Music and audio stories into your lessons Integrate Music and audio stories into your lessons Candle Light Candle Light s.com/ s.com/ s.com/ s.com/Books on Tape from sources such as bring professional narrators into your class.

24 More Tech Toys GPS Devices GPS Devices Some integrate with handhelds Some integrate with handhelds Lesson ideas and Games for integrating GPS devices in the classroom: Geocaching Lesson ideas and Games for integrating GPS devices in the classroom: Geocaching Check out Eduscapes Check out Eduscapes geocaching/kids.htm geocaching/kids.htm geocaching/kids.htm geocaching/kids.htm lessons/lessons.html lessons/lessons.html

25 More Tech Toys Quiet? Sure you can make your class quiet, but how can you give one student the silence to read a book or take a test while your class is working on projects?

26 The Cure for Bulky Lab Keyboards Standard Keyboards are big and bulky Standard Keyboards are big and bulky They can not get wet They can not get wet They are a pain to pack when you travel They are a pain to pack when you travel

27 From Whiteboard to Computer Students miss class for many reasons. How many times are you asked to send home a synopsis of your class lecture to a sick student? Students miss class for many reasons. How many times are you asked to send home a synopsis of your class lecture to a sick student?

28 From White Board to Computer Save your lessons with Mimio Save your lessons with Mimio Connect a standard Connect a standard Whiteboard or flipchart to a PC or MAC USB Adaptor supports USB Adaptor supports print and go. Converts handwriting Converts handwriting to text automatically This is AWESOME! Even More Share notes in real time over a network. Mimio has added a talking Calculator Mimio has added a talking Calculator

29 Online Lessons Intels Digital Movie Creator Intels Digital Movie Creator GPS Lesson Ideas from NASA, GIS Illinois GPS Lesson Ideas from NASA, GIS Illinois MP3 Player Basics MP3 Player Basics Digital Cameras Digital Cameras Slideshow Commander Slideshow Commander Still More Ideas Still More Ideas

30 References Universal Serial Bus: Universal Serial Bus: Firewire: Firewire: Bluetooth : Bluetooth : id7_gci211680,00.html id7_gci211680,00.html id7_gci211680,00.html id7_gci211680,00.html Infrared: Infrared: id7_gci214041,00.html id7_gci214041,00.html id7_gci214041,00.html id7_gci214041,00.html


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