Friday, September 09, 2005

Welcome To FPHS

Franklin Parish High School consists of approximately 800 students in grades 9-12. The school is located in rural northeastern Louisiana and is the only high school in our parish (county). This blog will be used to discuss what we have learned about handheld computers at our school. I currently have 15 computer science students who have Zire 72 handheld computers on a 24/7 basis. We have been in school for three weeks--students have already created a review quiz with Quizzler and a Sketch animation. Several of our Sketchy animations depicted Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Students are currently completing an oral history project using the Palm for collection of data. I have encouraged them to use all aspects of the Palm..their camera, video camera, voice memo, Documents to go, etc.

Tomorrow, I will be presenting a workshop entitled "Just Beam It -- Using Handhelds Across the Curriculum" to a group of teachers in neighboring Tensas Parish. It should prove to be interesting--we will begin the workshop with teachers actually taking the Palms from the boxes and setting them up for use by students. It should be interesting -- I'll keep you posted.


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