Presentation on theme: "The Tablet PC: Cool toy or useful tool? Sara D. Miller Michigan State University May 3, 2008."— Presentation transcript:
The Tablet PC: Cool toy or useful tool? Sara D. Miller Michigan State University May 3, 2008
A convertible notebook
A slate style tablet PC
In the beginning… vs.
What can you do with Writing and drawing Handwriting recognition Annotaton Note taking
Education: Instructors uses Chalkboard Replacement Annotating, saving, and distributing lecture notes Marking up documents Recording Data
Student Uses Notetaking Collaboration with networked tablets
Tablet PCs in Libraries Roving Reference Information Literacy Instruction Any other uses?
Pedagogy and Tablets Most research: interactive whiteboards Affective domain: focuses on learners motivations, their attention to and emotional response to learning, and the value they attach to learning. (Schroeder, 2007).
Pedagogy and Tablets Engagement and Interaction Visual Stimulation Mobility
Pedagogy and Tablets Enlivens traditional PowerPoint lecture Slide-based pedagogy relies on fixed, linear content and is geared toward one-to-many communication with limited feedback from the audience. (Anderson et. al. 2007)
Drawbacks Common technology issues Learning curve Preparation time * *Your Handwriting
Follow link for a brief video of keyword brainstorming exercise (no audio): http://www.loexconference.org/2008/presentations/Miller_brief.kwd.class.wmv http://www.loexconference.org/2008/presentations/Miller_brief.kwd.class.wmv
Follow link for a brief video of Web site evaluation exercise (no audio): http://www.loexconference.org/2008/presentations/Miller_1brief.kwd.class.wmv http://www.loexconference.org/2008/presentations/Miller_1brief.kwd.class.wmv
Hardware Combinations Clickers Mobile Graphical Tablet
Mobile graphical tablet link to Dog Island
Software Microsoft One Note Camtasia Studio
Best Practices (Anderson et. al., 2005) Clarity & Legibility Plan ahead of time for writing – space Colors: White bkg. works best – make sure ink contrasts Clutter – other stuff on slide Dont erase it too fast! Use ink to convey meaning Engage the audience
YOUR IDEAS … a blank slate
Images from: http://www.winhistory.de/more/bilder/wfp.gif http://fac.comtech.depaul.edu/amuniz/images/newt120.jpg http://www.hp.com http://www.rentacomputer.com/rentals/tablet-pc.jpg http://groupscribbles.sri.com/screenshots/Fractions1.png http://classroompresenter.cs.washington.edu/ http://www.umt.edu/law/library/images/OneNote2007.JPG http://www.biteycastle.com/images/promo/CamtasiaStudio2BoxShot.jpg Best Practices for Lecturing with Digital Ink: http://classroompresenter.cs.washington.edu/papers/2005/AAM_2005.pdf References: Schroeder, R. (2007). Active Learning with Interactive Whiteboards: A Literature Review and a Case Study for College Freshmen. Communications in Information Literacy, 1(2). Anderson, R., Anderson, R., Davis, P., Linnell, N., Prince, C., Razmov, V., et al. (2007). Classroom Presenter: Enhancing interactive education with digital ink. Computer, 40(9), 56-61.