Bits & Pieces

THE JournalThe October edition of T.H.E. Journal features the article Tech + Imagination = Results by Cathy L. Barlow and Karen S. Wetherill. The piece is about a project at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where a grant and partnerships have brought innovations like handheld computing into college and K-12 classrooms. The project has a focus on instruction, assessment, and learning.

Registration is now open for the Research Center for Educational Technology's Ubiquitous Computing Conference: Bridging Research and Practice. The conference is December 1 & 2, 2005. I'll be speaking at the conference on Thursday, December 1.

More Dropairs Pair Boards have been posted to Northglide's site, including 50 States Geography by Dale Ehrhart. This Pair Board has students identify states by their name and shape.

Veo CameraMany of you have been looking to purchase the Veo Photo Traveler camera for Palm. Veo no longer produces the camera, but you can get new Photo Traveler cameras for $9 each plus shipping from Surplus Computers. Originally retailing for $99, the Photo Traveler uses a Palm handheld's expansion slot and is compatible with certain models. Although not officially supported, I know that users have has success with newer handhelds like the Tungsten E and C handhelds.

With the new iPods that can play video, video podcasts are becoming more popular. Like regular podcasts, you don't need an iPod to view them. You'll need to copy the video file from iTunes to an expansion card. I use the free The Core Pocket Media Player to view videos on Palm handhelds.