Palm OS-Based Laptop Alternative for EducationBy Closing the Gap, Vol. 21, No. 4, p. 8, 16
Publication Date: October/November 2002
Article on Dana from AlphaSmart, Inc., a portable computing solution for education that is an affordable solution to a laptop. Dana features a full-size integrated keyboard and touch screen measuring 7.5 inches wide by 2.25 inches high. The device is rugged and lightweight, and can be used by students in the classroom, around campus, on field trips, or at home for reading and writing assignments, quizzes, and note taking. Dana is formatted for the use of AlphaWord writing software, which is a full-featured word processor with font support, formatting, spell checker, and a thesaurus, and AlphaSmart Admin, which is software that lets a teacher control the functions of a student's Dana device. Dana also contains programs such as powerOne Graph graphing calculator, ThoughtManager for Education, FontBucket font management software, Quickoffice software, Palm Reader, PrintBoy, ImagiMath, ImagiProbe, and CardPro. Dana makes it realistic to create a one-to-one ratio between students and computing devices in a special and general education classroom setting.
Assistive Products Discussed: DANA
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