Tablet PCs and Slate PCs

I don’t have one… but I am sure considering it (and hoping that my college will buy me one)… these tablet and slate PCs (no keyboard) can be great for teaching math in a distance format. One of the AMATYC listservs has been having a lengthy discussion and one of the members gave us this link to a great article about tablet and slate PCs (thanks Jamie).

I attended a session at AMATYC on Tablet PCs given by Kristi Schmid (Columbus State Community College), and she just sent me her presentation on “The Evolution of the Chalkboard: The Tablet PC”. Here are a couple of screenshots from her presentation showing off what a tablet PC can do.



One more note, there is a pretty good rumor going on the Tech blogs that Apple has started work on a Tablet notebook of its own.

Also… coming soon, a technology review of the Wacom Bamboo auxillary tablet … under $100 in case you can’t convince your college to buy everyone (or anyone) a tablet PC.

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  1. Eamon Costello says:

    congrats on a super blog – the design is great too. I’m feeling the need to give my own a makeover.

    I use the lenovo X60 tablet PC which I chose because it won best tablet with PCWorld magazine. I would recommend this tablet , its great. We use Microsoft OneNote for drawing and record stuff with Camtasia studio.

    I wouldn’t really recommend the tablets with no keyboard at all. You will be surprised how often you need to type into a computer and the character recognition of handwriting is always going to be slower (especially for inputting things like passwords).

    External graphic tablet pads are very useful too. I’ve used a wacom and found it very easy to use. You can cobble together a poor man’s interactive whiteboard this way: http://www.relearn.ie/2008/03/03/death-of-the-interactive-whiteboard/

    - Eamon

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