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					                             Classroom Integration Ideas
                                      For the
                            PocketPC (or other Handheld)

General Ideas
   Surf the Internet and view web pages
   Capture and download a web page to use in class or as a homework assignment (similar to WebWacker)
   Create student handbook in e-book form
   Create class syllabus in e-book form
   Create and keep a gradebook using Excel – teacher can beam student grade info so that studentCan keep
    track of how they are progressing at all times.
   Student progress report in e-book form that parents can note and sign in their handwriting
   E-books can be downloaded and used in class and as homework. Student can highlight and annotate as
    needed
   Beaming of notes, handouts, etc.
   Students can take and keep digital notes during class lectures
   Teachers can take and keep digital notes during faculty/department meetings
   Students and teachers can take pictures of class activities and insert into other projects and/or print them
    out as needed
   Students and teachers can create and edit web pages
   Students and teachers can keep an accurate calendar to keep track of appointments and deadlines
   Use the Notes feature to write last minute notes/lesson plan ideas, to-do lists, phone memos to remind
    you of parent contact, etc.
   Use the Task feature to help students break down large assignments/projects into smaller chunks with
    specific deadlines and reminders
   Play Flash movies and other video clips
   Record voice notes and directions
   Write a note home to a parent and have a parent respond in writing
   Keep track of e-mail and contact list
   Draw a picture for non-linguistic feedback
   Make a concept map summarizing a chapter/concept
   Keep track of class schedules and assignments
   Program your own handheld application (Flash)
   Create and use flashcards (Pocket Slides)
   Use a tutorial for self-study
   Give students step-by-step instructions, visual plans, or storyboards for projects
   Access writing prompts, editing checklists, and SOL writing rubrics
   Make a photo album
   Listen to and study classical music
   Track a community service learning project
   Use the PocketPC as a “whiteboard” to demonstrate understanding of a various concept
   Create an e-book with guided notes that students fill in during lectures
   Games
Field Applications – Awesome ideas for using the Pocket PC while outside the classroom
   A pocket PC is much more portable for recording data when compared to the laptop or desktop versions
   Take a digital picture to capture a variety of information for later classroom use and documentation
     Art museums
     Landmarks
     Science museums
     Group projects
   Record information during an interview (it would probably be a good idea to save the audio files on an
    SD card or other location so as to not use all of your built-in memory)
   Use the probe to record various measurements
   Use the GPS to track and locate a variety of items to assist in Geography and Science
   Students and teachers are able to take digital notes to document various information while outside the
    classroom
     Take notes during a lecture at a museum
     Take notes during an interview for a project
   A pocket PC is much more cost effective when compared to laptops and desktop PCs (approx. $200.00
    instead of $700.00 - $1000.00)

Language Arts
   Read an e-book(an incredible number of books available on-line for free as well as a purchase)
   Highlight e-book text in different colors
   Draw symbolic pictures for non-linguistic feedback
   Annotate in margins
   Write notes pertaining to special passages
   Annotate a particular chapter of Act of an e-book and beam to students for homework
   Look up a word in the dictionary
   Take notes and write a research paper
   Look up a word in a thesaurus
   Create an outline
   Keep a journal
   Manage a collaborative project by storyboarding
   Build vocabulary through word games
   Have students create their own e-books to share information with each other, other classes or the
    community
   Have students edit/annotate each other’s work

Math
   Form and calculate equations
   Beam “warm-up” equations for students to solve
   Use the handwriting tool solve math problems from teacher prompts
   Conduct a stock market simulation
   Record data in an excel document to use later to create charts
   Beam step-by-step instructions on how to solve various equations
   Keep a digital math journal
   Draw shapes to practice basic geometry
   Create an e-book with guided notes that students fill in during lectures
Science
   Use the probe and accompanying software to take various measurements (temperature, light, voltage, pH,
    etc.)
   Find locations with GPS
   View and use maps
   Record data in Excel
   Conduct a surveying expedition
   Gather and analyze data on environmental issues
   Make a timeline
   Record data while outside the classroom

Social Studies
   View and use maps
   Record various data in Excel
   Make a timeline
   Read historical documents
   Browse the internet for current events

Fine Arts
   Use a metronome program to enhance practice time
   Download or beam a work of art for students to complete a class work/homework assignment
   Use the drawing tool to create basic drawings
   Use the digital camera
   Write a reaction to a work of art while at a museum

Administrative Uses
   Keep an up-to-date calendar/schedule
   Instantly access student information, such as schedules, demographics, or parent contacts
   Track student progress on specific skills
   Track attendance
   Record and tabulate grades
   Keep emergency procedures and checklists readily accessible (crisis management plan)
   Store and access lesson plans
   Access a database of curriculum standards and related curriculum resources
   Store and track student IEPs
   Distribute school activity information to students and parents
   Send assignment information home to parents
   Maintain list of favorite web sites
   Make a presentation
     Speech notes
     IR beam
     LCD projector
   Exchange information with a peer/colleague
   Beam your professional/personal business card

				
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