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1 HANDy Integration Ideas Lauren Woolley, Shelby County Schools Misty Dixon, Shelby County Schools Jennifer Fritschi, ALSDE AETC June 16 th, 2004

2 Challenges of the desktop computer Benefits of the handheld computer! = Size Equity Simplicity E2E2 S2S2 E 2 = Everyone Everywhere S 2 = Somepeople Someplaces Cost Why portable technology makes sense

3 1.Affordable 2.Lightweight & “wearable” 3.Long battery life 4.Easy to use 5.Room for expansion 6.Wireless capability Handheld features The most “powerful” technology is the one people actually use… Handhelds

4 Synchronize with PC Graffiti ® software Beam via infrared Portable keyboard Mini keyboard On-screen keyboard Easy to enter text – many choices Handhelds

5 Beyond the PDA organizer to the handheld computer… Word processing…………….. Spreadsheet…………………... Database………………………. Presentation………………….. Digital photography…………. Internet connectivity………… Printing………………………… Calculators……………………. Drawing & Painting………….. Scientific probes…………….. Stories, texts, authoring……. Course Management………… Assessment…………………… Palm keyboard, WordSmith, Thesaurus/Dict Sheet to Go, QuickSheet Filemaker Mobile, MobileDB Portsmith Pitch, MARGI Presenter to Go Veo Photo Traveler, Palm™ Digital Camera AvantGo, PicoBlue, WiFi (802.11), FlingIt! PrintBoy, TealPrint, PalmPrint ImagiMath, powerOne Graph TealPaint, Diddlebug, BugMe ImagiProbe, PASCO, Vernier eTales, Palm Reader, Palm eBook Studio 4.0 Student, Due Yesterday Learner Profile, Making the Grade, mClass:Reading Hardware and software that extend the power of your handheld computer! Handhelds

6 Why AlphaSmarts Make Sense Improved writing skills Increased student motivation Access to technology Efficient/Effective lab use Low cost Easy time management AlphaSmarts

7 AlphaSmart 3000 Features Multiple files - 8 files/100 pages Sturdy and portable 500 hours battery life Auto power off & save Password protection One-key cable or infrared transfer Direct printing Special needs features AlphaSmarts

8 Danas Why Danas Make Sense Runs Palm OS Large Touch Screen Full Size Keyboard Long Battery Life Lightweight and Durable Expandable Memory

9 Runs All Palm OS Software Thousands of Applications Presentations Databases Lesson Planning Graphing Calculators Spreadsheets Word Processors Danas

10 Wide Screen Support Core Palm Applications AlphaWord - full word processing program Third-party software Danas

11 Beaming and Syncing Easily send and update files either wireless or connected Danas

12 Teaching & Learning with Technology in Shelby County schools

13 Meeting Alabama Standards in: Science Language Arts Math Social Studies embedded: Technology Keyboarding Assessment

14 Language Arts Writing (Grade 3-5) Alabama Course of Study Standards: Demonstrate word recognition skills, including structural analysis. Write in a variety of modes to express meaning. Descriptive Narrative Expository Monitor the writing process. Self evaluation Peer evaluation Teacher evaluation Know and apply principles of grammar and usage in writing, speaking, and presenting and apply mechanics in writing. Capitalization Punctuation Grammar Tools AlphaSmarts Alphaword - FREE Idea from Monster Exchange

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16 Original drawing from Monster Exchange

17 His name is Mental Robot. He has a triangular head, a banana-shaped mouth, and triangular ears. His head, his mouth, his ears, and his eyes are pink. Mental Robot has a male body and he has four fingers on each hand. He has a belt with a circle in the middle and he has red arms. He is wearing a blue shirt and a green belt. His arms have lots of scales on them. He has three spikes on each foot, his legs are human legs and his tail has five spikes on the club. His foot and tail are red. Student’s description description from Monster Exchange

18 Redrawn by peer drawing from Monster Exchange

19 Redrawn Original drawings from Monster Exchange

20 Language Arts Alabama Course of Study Standards: Demonstrate word recognition skills, including structural analysis. Write in a variety of modes to express meaning. Descriptive Narrative Expository Monitor the writing process. Self evaluation Peer evaluation Teacher evaluation Know and apply principles of grammar and usage in writing, speaking, and presenting and apply mechanics in writing. Capitalization Punctuation Grammar

21 Science Cell Division (Grade 9-12) Alabama Course of Study Standards: Differentiate between cells undergoing the stages of mitosis and meiosis. Explain that mitosis results in more cells for growth and repair. Explain the transfer of information from parents to offspring through genes within DNA molecules. Tools DANA Alabama Virtual Library (AVL) - FREE Acrobat Reader for Palm OS - FREE Sketchy AlphaWord – FREE APTPlus – FREE

22 Math Geometry terms Grade 6-8 Alabama Course of Study Standards:  Distinguish among lines, rays, and segments  Measure and classify angles.  Describe and use relationships between pairs of angles.  Classify a triangle according to its components.  Identify polyhedrons. Tools  Digital Camera  Computer  Slideshow or Word Processing program

23 Right Angle = 90 o Equilateral Triangle

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25 Social Studies/Math Survey to Graph Grades 5-12 Alabama Course of Study Standards: Social Studies Read, interpret, and organize information using a variety of sources and tools including graphs, illustrations, and tables. Discuss social issues from differing perspectives. Evaluate the responsibilities of citizens including being informed, participating in the political process, and monitoring public officials. Math Collect, organize, and interpret data using graphs, tables, and charts. Interpret information from bar graphs, line graphs, and circle graphs. Tools Palm Spreadsheet Software Docs to Go software

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27 Science Parts of a Plant Grades 1-3 Alabama Course of Study Standards: Relate structure to function in plants and animals Identify characteristics and behaviors of organisms that help them survive. Tools DANA Internet access Sketchy Handy Sheets

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29 Technology (Grade K-5) Alabama Course of Study Standards: K-2 Use developmentally appropriate keyboard techniques. Examples: left hand for left side keys and right hand for right side keys, special keys such as space bar, enter/return, backspace, shift, delete Produce developmentally appropriate multimedia products. Examples: autobiography or story using word processor or digital presentation software 3-5 Demonstrate basic operations of a word processor. Selecting text Font type and size Alignment Line spacing Tabs Spell checker Thesaurus Graphics Use a variety of media and technology resources to create and communicate knowledge products across the curriculum. Example:individual and collaborative writing, presenting, and publishing

30 Technology (Grade 6-12) Alabama Course of Study Standards: 6-8 Demonstrate keyboarding proficiency in technique and posture while building speed. Integrate word processing skills across the curriculum. Identify examples of spreadsheets and databases Explain uses and advantages of word processing. Apply appropriate techniques for producing word processing documents. Explain uses and advantages of spreadsheets. Apply appropriate techniques for producing spreadsheets.

31 Contact Information: Lauren Woolley, Shelby County Schools Misty Dixon, Shelby County Schools Jennifer Fritschi, ALSDE Handouts


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