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101 GREAT EDUCATIONAL USES FOR YOUR HANDHELD COMPUTER
 

Administrative Applications

1. Keep your schedule
2. Track student progress on specific skills
3. Conduct authentic assessment
4. Use a calculator
5. Make a database of key content and concepts for student use
6. Take attendance
7. Instantly access student information, such as schedules, demographics, or parent contacts
8. Organize your reading lists
9. Take notes at a meeting
10. Record and tabulate grades
11. Track computer hardware and software inventory
12. Enhance school safety with bar code passes
13. Access lesson plans
14. Use a rubric to assess and score student work
15. Access a database of curriculum standards and related curriculum resources
16. Keep an inventory of books and materials
17. Store and track student IEPs
18. Track technical support requests
19. Keep a list of all your important contacts
20. Evaluate student teacher performance and record observation notes
21. Access a library book list
22. Track, organize, and control inventories and safety information for chemicals in the lab
23. Let students have constant access to their current grades (very motivating!)
24. Track teacher recruiting activities
25. Access human resources benefits information
26. Look up technical troubleshooting information
27. Keep emergency procedures and checklists readily accessible

Communication and Collaboration Applications

28. Send an email
29. Group schedule school meetings
30. Collaborate on a graphic organizer
31. Send a fax
32. Make a presentation
33. Make a phone call
34. Distribute school activity information to students and parents
35. Send assignment information home to parents
36. Exchange information with a colleague
37. Have students beam in an assignment
38. Get parentsí sign-offs
39. Share a downloaded web page with someone
40. Transfer a file from your PC for instant access
41. Write an ebook and share it with others
42. Track and exchange data on team activities
43. Receive instant messages
44. Conduct group writing activities
45. Record voice notes
46. Transmit close captioning of lectures for the hearing impaired
47. Access online educational events

Teaching and Learning Applications

48. Take and store digital photos for a report
49. Make a spreadsheet
50. Draw a picture
51. Make a concept map summarizing a chapter
52. Form, visualize, and solve equations
53. Keep track of your class schedules
54. Take notes on a field trip
55. Read an ebook
56. Find locations with a GPS
57. Take field notes by GPS location
58. Graph data
59. View maps
60. Organize your assignments
61. Gather data on temperature, light, voltage, pH, and more with data probes
62. Program your own handheld application
63. Give (or take) a quiz
64. Look up a word in a dictionary
65. Use flashcards
66. Use a tutorial for self-study
67. Do homework
68. Write a report
69. Take notes in class
70. Complete a worksheet
71. Study a foreign language
72. Listen to reenactments of historic speeches
73. Play a game that simulates the transfer of viruses
74. Do research on the web
75. Send and receive individual or class questions
76. Gather data on transportation use, food intake and energy use to gauge ecological impact
77. Make a timeline
78. Look up a word in a thesaurus
79. Create an outline
80. Study for a test
81. Give students step-by-step instructions or visual plans for projects
82. Keep a journal
83. See real-time data and graphs of position, velocity, and acceleration change over time
84. Access writing prompts
85. Learn to read and write Japanese characters
86. Download notes for a research paper
87. Practice multiplication tables
88. Access the periodic table
89. Use a glossary of technical terms
90. Look at reference diagrams on parts of the human body
91. Play a collaborative problem-solving game to learn about genetics
92. Listen to and study classical music
93. Build a robot controlled by a handheld device
94. Use a stopwatch to track times
95. Read about the latest current events
96. Access notes from a class lecture
97. Create a map using GPS data
98. Listen to and practice pronunciation with a voice recorder (English language learners)
99. Have classes create their own mobile information channels to share information with other classes or the community
100. Create a database on endangered species
101. Read historical primary source documents

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