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About Palm™ Education Pioneers

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On October 25, 2000, SRI International, a nonprofit research and development organization, invited teachers in the fifty United States to apply for a Palm™ Education Pioneer (PEP) grant. The grant provides Palm computers for teachers and their students and evaluates innovative uses of Palm handheld computers in K-12 classrooms.

To qualify, educators had to develop an innovative plan to use Palm computers in the classroom. SRI worked with these educators to evaluate the impact of Palm computers on teaching and learning. This research will help inform other teachers, researchers, hardware and software designers, and policymakers about best practices for using Palm computers in education. The PEP program offered two rounds, granting Palm computers to over 100 classrooms across the U.S. In addition, the PEP program has supported the work of other researchers investigating handhelds in education with grants of up to 15 classroom sets to 9 research organizations and school districts that conducted independent studies on teaching and learning with handheld computers.

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