Monday, August 17, 2009

Handheld Computers in Schools and Media Centers

This resource guides educators through the process of selecting the hardware and software for students to use handheld computers necessary to listen to eBooks, to research Websites, and to use videos and audio books.

The author’s purpose is to help educators teach students to use handheld computers to learn the curriculum and meet national standards. By using these portable technologies in the classroom, students will increase their achievement, deepen their learning, and enrich their educational environment.

Author: Ann Bell

Pages: 200 p. / Publication date: 11/01/2006 / Publisher: Linworth Publishing, Inc. / Ref: 1-58683-212-3 / [$ 39.95 ]




Using handheld devices to meet national and state standards -- Standards for the English language arts -- The national education technology plan -- The national educational technology standards for students (NETS-S) -- The national educational technology standards for teachers (NETS-T) -- The educational technology standards for administrators -- Information literacy standards -- Summary and challenge -- Selecting hardware for ebooks, eaudio, evideo, and podcasting -- Types of handheld devices -- Selection consideration factors -- Peripherals -- Summary and challenge -- Selecting software for the handheld device -- Synchronizing handheld computers to desktop or laptop computers -- Document preparation software -- Printing from handheld devices -- Standards for digital media -- Audio standards for digital talking books -- Ebook readers for handheld devices -- Media players for handheld devices -- Subject specific software -- Summary and challenge -- Locating and downloading online ebooks -- History of ebooks -- Hazards of ebooks -- Educational advantages for ebooks -- Transferring ebooks from desktop to handheld devices -- Ebook formats -- Sources for ebooks -- College and university electronic book collections -- Ebooks for people with disabilities -- Specialized ebook search engines -- Summary and challenge -- Accessing Web sites on handheld computers -- Mobile browsing -- Using mobile favorites -- Web clipping software -- Avantgo -- Streaming digital media via the Web from a desktop to a handheld device -- Summary and challenge -- Writing ebooks and notes -- Curricular uses of student produced ebooks -- Ebook writers -- Creating ebooks for the iPod -- Summary and challenge -- Circulating ebooks and eaudiobooks -- Distributing applications and documents -- Advantages of circulating digital media in school libraries -- Locating ebook managing sources -- Creating and managing an eaudio library -- Creating a school elibrary -- Summary and challenge -- Utilizing and preparing eaudio -- Educational value of audiobooks -- Selecting audiobooks -- Audiobook industry -- Sources of audiobooks -- Ripping audiobooks -- Direct audio on a handheld device -- Converting text to audiobooks -- Learning foreign languages -- For the disabled -- Online radio -- Summary and challenge -- Utilizing and preparing podcasts -- What is podcasting? -- History of podcasting -- Educational uses of podcasts -- Legal and copyright issues in podcasting -- Hardware needed to listen and produce a podcast -- Software needed to listen and produce a podcast -- Locating and listening to podcasts -- Recording a podcast -- Hosting and publishing a podcast -- Summary and challenge -- Locating and downloading evideos and vodcasts -- History of vodcasts -- Sources for educational evideos and vodcasts -- Selecting software and media players for video playback -- Converting video formats to play on a handheld device -- Shooting video for the micro screen -- Preparing a vodcast -- Summary and challenge -- Digital media copyright issues -- Fair use guidelines -- Berne convention -- Visual artists rights act -- Fair use guidelines for educational multimedia -- The Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- Digital performance rights in sound recordings act -- Teach act -- Software downloading regulations -- Summary and challenge -- Incorporating ebooks, eaudio, evideo, and podcasts into the curriculum -- Collaboration -- Teacher-produced assignments -- Reading strategies with ebooks -- Cross-curricular uses of ebooks -- Ebooks in language arts -- Ebooks in foreign languages -- Ebooks in science curriculum -- Ebooks in social studies curriculum -- Using eaudio within the curriculum -- Mobile devices for students with special needs -- Using evideo within the curriculum -- Using podcasting within the curriculum -- Summary and challenge -- Record keeping with handheld devices -- Inventory control -- Schedule and appointment reminder -- Track student progress -- Recording and tabulating grades -- Attendance tracker -- Lesson planner -- Student information systems (SIS) -- Student organizational software -- Managing classroom sets of handheld computers -- Managing computer networks with handheld devices -- Summary and challenge -- Appendix A: Ebook, eaudio, and evideo formats -- Sources consulted -- Glossary -- Index.


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See Also




Learning Applications For The iPod And Handheld Computers


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