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1 The Power of a Palm in a Childs Hand

2 Presented by: Tammi Ward & Lauren Woolley Shelby County Schools

3 Handheld Technology What is a handheld computer? How do they work?

4 Input Onscreen Keyboard Character Recognition Synchronizing Memory-Stick Infrared Port External Keyboard Other Peripherals

5 Output Screen Infrared port Synchronizing Peripherals

6 Size, Weight, Appearance Changeable Battery vs. Cradle- Charging Capability vs. Ease of Use Memory Color vs. Black & White Available Software Screen Display Peripherals Cost Considerations When Buying a Handheld:

7 Educational Advantages : Cost Mobility Wireless Size Access Ownership Collaboration and Sharing Simplicity/Ease of Use

8 Educational Concerns : Compatibility Cheating Distraction Ownership Replacement Issues Screen Readability Security Professional Development Tech Support

9 How Shelby County Schools are Incorporating Handhelds Into the Classroom: Grant DATA Training Support

10 Management: County Wide Classroom

11 But, how can I use handhelds with my students?

12 A Look at a Lesson Learning Center Implementation: Answering questions from the chapter Illustrate and label the ocean floor Brainstorm the water cycle Science lab report on evaporation

13 Documents to Go: Create, view & edit files Word Processing Spreadsheets PowerPoint PicoMap by Hi-CE: Concept mapping Story Webbing HandySheets by GoKnow Create: custom worksheets Quizzes Surveys Sketchy by Hi-CE: Draw Label Animate To Do List: Self Quiz Jeopardy eBooks: Magazines Journals Textbooks Reference documents Great Educational Software and how to use them:

14 Uses throughout the curriculum: Math: Review math Facts Graphing Drill and Practice Language Arts: Journaling Quizzes Spelling Parts of Speech Story Mapping Social Studies & Science: Graphing Quizzes Illustrate and Label Probes Concept Mapping Cross Curriculum: Note taking Schedules Presentations Data Collections and analysis

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