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The Tablet PC Journey Wiki




These pages were created to share ideas and resources about using tablet pc's in the classroom.


We started using the Fujitsu tseries lifebook in February 2006 with an aim to see how these machines worked for teachers, and possibly also for student use. You can check out the links on the right to our ongoing thoughts, impressions and reflections on the technology, as well as liks to key resources. We also thought it would be fun to learn how to use a wiki in the process.


 In year 2 of our tablet pc journey (2007)  it was interesting that some ISSUES  emerged this year but if you ask pretty much anyone who's been involved in the trial, they'd say that they wouldn't want to go back to a tablet-less pc. Why would you, when you can have the best of both worlds?


In 2007 it was decided that all new notebook computers for staff and students would be tablets, and the model decided upon ws the Toshiba Portege. This means that, if things go to plan, all student and staff notebooks will be tablets by the beginning of 2009.  2008 has begun with some great examples of staff and student use of the new tools.


This wiki is no longer being regularly updated. We've made our decision. I've added a page on the SOFTWARE we included for staff and students. And, I've left these pages live for the information of other educators thinking about the journey to tablets.



Above, first rudimentary uses of the tablet pc, using ink to circle the house I stayed in during a holiday in New Zealand! Crude, but strangely effective!



Warrick Wynne





Comments (2)

Anonymous said

at 8:39 pm on May 28, 2006

Have been testing an IBM X41 tablet PC for the last month with a view to intorducing them to Toorak College. Frequently heard comments, screen is too small, no DVD burner, it is weird writing on glass, no S-Video output, these are cool, when can we have one? How expensive are they?

Anonymous said

at 10:44 pm on May 29, 2006

Good comments all; I don't think you should have to sacrifice too much of a conventional notebook to have the tablet. It should be NOTEBOOK + TABLET, with not too much stuff left out. I could live without S-video now, but not without a dvd burner. And it is weird writing on glass at first!

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