March Forum Digest

Speech BubbleMarch has come and gone but the messages left on the learninginhand's Discussion Forums are still around for your reading pleasure. Here is your monthly recap of some of the conversations.

  • Derek introduces himself and tells us about students in his class becoming Roving Reporters.
  • Marc is looking for a way to evaluate his school's Palm program. If you know of any surveys or questionnaires that might help him, please reply to his topic.
  • Tony links to The 1-to-1 Stories Project blog post titled "Teaching Technology Quickly."
  • Tony tells about the results of a survey about communication. Only 5% of communication was by pen and paper of those who took the survey between the ages of 15 and 24.
  • Brian inquires about sources that sell bulk refurbished handhelds. Glenn asks if refurbished is really the way he wants to go.
  • Wendy wants to know about any good keyboarding programs for Palm handhelds. It turns out there's not a lot out there that give keyboarding instruction, but there are plenty of ways you could use a handheld and keyboard for typing practice.
  • Brian and Ian let us know about a few Windows Mobile programs that aren't already listed in learninginhand's Pocket PC software section.
  • Tony shares information about AudioBay, software for creating and publishing podcasts directly from your handheld. Read how Ian gave it a try and listen to his sample podcast.
  • Wendy writes about how amazed she is at how much students learn when creating a podcast.
  • Wendy seeks some opinions about the impact of audio podcasting versus video podcasting. Tony chimes in with his opinion.
  • Brian starts a discussion about schools blocking podcasts.
  • Tony shares photos of Engadget's birthday cake contest.
  • Forum members continue to add their opinions on what they want to hear as future topics on the Soft Reset podcast.
  • Kevin wants to know about recording Skype conversations. Tony and Mike use Skype to record Soft Reset and Tony shares how they do it.
  • Tony started a topic about favorite handheld games to go along with Soft Reset #11: Great Games. So far, no one has given a shout out to their favorite one.
  • The forums have their own RSS feed at http://feeds.feedburner.com/forums. I use this feed to subscribe through Bloglines.
Each month a forum contributor is randomly selected to receive a pair of learninginhand stylus-pens. March's winner is Brian Smith Congratulations!