More Bang for Your Buck

When there's talk of technology in schools, the amout of use of that technology is often mentioned. As this use is examined, many, many schools find that the hardware, with which they spend millions of dollars on, in the end, spends more time collecting dust than acting as a tool for students. Unnecessary to say,…

What are we waiting for?

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend a workshop at Erie #1 BOCES where we looked at the Handheld-Centric Classroom. The presenters were none other than Dr. Elliot Soloway and Dr. Cathie Norris of GoKnow, Inc. I got so much out of this workshop, I couldn't possibly put it into one post. I…

Primary Handhelds

While attending a Technology Summit for district TechnoCoaches I attended a session by Debbie Feasel, a 2nd Grade teacher at Plank South Elementary School in Webster, NY. Debbie spoke about moving from a one Palm classroom to a classroom set of Palm handhelds. She reviewed applications she has students use: GoKnow applications such as FreeWrite,…

Simply PocketCasting

Thanks to Ian Marsden for his post Pocketcasting??? which informed me of the AudioBay application and Tony Vincent's post on the Learning in Hand forums whom Ian read it from. Gotta love the breadcrumb trails! Ian calls this Pocketcasting I believe because you are not using an iPod to do record (let's face it how…

The Ultra Mobile PC

Learn Everywhere, Learn Everything Okay, maybe you won't learn everything, and maybe not everywhere. Though, the Ultra Mobile Personal Computer (UMPC) looks very cool and may be something for schools to look into as a 1:1 computing solution. Think about the possible implications of learning on students with this puppy. That may be awhile, but…

Moblogging Options

There has to be some simple blogging apps out there for my Dell Axim running WM 2003. I’m looking (or will continue to soon) for an easy option to the WordPress dashboard feature. I’m not knocking it afterall it is free and I like it. I just think I’d like to try something else a…

“Fast & Furious”

Recently on his forum at Learning in Hand, Tony Vincent posted about a woman who describes herself as “fast and furious” because of the speed in which she types on a handheld using software called TenGo. TenGo ($$) is available for both the Windows Mobile and Palm operating systems. For the purposes of this moblog…

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