Originally posted by ang224 Yellow Rose-
Thanks for posting that! As an undergrad I worked on a research project that introduced preschoolers (3-5 yrs) to computers and helped to develop a plan for preschool teachers to follow when incorporating a computer into the classroom. People sometimes didn't believe me when I talked about how quickly they became accustomed to using a computer. This became a fun activity for them. Not only did it improve their reading and thinking skills, but also their social skills as well. Using technology can add some variety to the school day as well as encourage novel teaching methods and lessons in the classroom. I think it's great that a project like this is going on. Hopefully, we'll see it in more classrooms!
being a child psychologist, i am aware of the value of this. i encourage the students in my testing design course at Pace U in NYC to use pda's rather than investing hundreds in the spss (stat software.) but unfortunately, most are interested in games and calander functions only.
i, on the other hand, use the nx 60- constantly...i reallyt can not due without it.
the only thing it lacks for me is a voice software package for transcripion with naturally speaking