Walton Middle School's Handheld Pilot Project
Currently in it's second semester of inception, the pilot program
involves using the Palm m130 handheld
with Thinkoutside's foldable
keyboards for English composition.
Walton Middle School's Paula Hoffman has been working with her 8th
grade students using the Handheld computers as a suppliment to create
writing exercises for her students to write, re-vise, and share with
other classmates as part of a study to see how students and teachers
are able to use these devices in a classroom. Using the Word-To-Go
program that came with the Palm m130s, students are able to type documents
on their handhelds in the classroom or any where they go which offers
24/7 access to a computer. When they are in class, the students also
have access to an infared printer with the aid of IRprint
are able to print out their documents when required by their teacher.
The teachers in the class are given two Dell
Inspiron Notebook computers so they can syncronize the students documents
with Microsoft Word if
they need to edit documents or grade assignments that students have
syncronized with the computer.
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Last modified on September 10, 2005