Providing Palm Handhelds to Teachers and Students
"Palm is committed to understanding how providing a
powerful, personal, handheld computer for every student
can provide the technology access required to create new
classroom practices that can revolutionize the way teachers
teach and the way students learn.
-- Mike Lorion, Vice President of Education, Palm, Inc.
Palm Computers for Learning
With handheld computers, it is possible to give every student a low-cost and mobile computer. Students can take them anywhere and can integrate powerful computing technologies into all aspects of their learning.
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How can handheld computers in the classroom improve teaching
and learning? What educational activities do handhelds make
possible? Just as important, what is missing in this new technology?
How can handhelds be adapted to harness their full potential
in the classroom?
SRI International worked with recipients of the Palm Education
Pioneer grants and Palm, Inc., to find the answers to these
questions. We believe educators are the key to technology
innovations in the classroom.
SRI International awarded Palm Education Pioneer (PEP) grants
to teachers who have a vision of how handheld computers can
improve teaching and learning. This "action research" will
guide other educators, researchers, hardware and software
designers, and policymakers on how to best leverage Palm computers
in education. Under the PEP program, Palm, Inc., made hardware
grants to allow teachers to equip a class with Palm handhelds.
15 Round I grants were awarded in January 2001. These grants
were designated for teachers who had strong ties with research
projects or school of education programs.
85 grants were awarded in Round II of the PEP program in
In July 2001, the PEP program awarded grants to 9 Research
Hubs that provided the equipment to classrooms involved
in research on handhelds in K-12 teaching and learning.
Please click the "Grants" tab to learn more about