Monday, November 14, 2005

Shop Till You Drop

Since the holiday season is just around the corner, I decided to show students how they can use their Palm to create a shopping list and keep their checkbook records up to date. I began by explaining the scenerio: students received a deposit of $2000. They could purchase any item up to $50 in price -- only two of each item. The object of the "shopping spree" was to see who could spend closest to $2000 without going over. (Sounds like the Price is Right!) We downloaded SuperList (either freeware of shareware) which students used to record their "wishlist" items. We downloaded a trial version of Handy Checkbook which is a very easy program to use. Students recorded their initial deposit of $2000 and recorded each purchase as a check.

Later this week, we plan to explore ebook creator. Right now, we will be working with the trial version. I plan for the students to write a short autobiography complete with photos. After Thanksgiving, I hope we can begin podcasting - at least the daily announcements for school.

1 Comments:

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