Mr. Maybe, Mark Payton, Warren Crocker, and others offered insightful suggestions for Darren to consider while preparing a pitch to educators about advantages of using Tablet PCs in schools. Others may also find their Comments worth saving for future evangelical presentations. Thanks for telling us that your meeting went well, Darren. Keep up the good work, people. Your thinking represents some of the best about uses of Tablet PCs and more advanced technologies in schooling.
PS: I’ve found that people, regardless of age or interest, almost instantly recognize potential uses of a Tablet PC for their work when they see a short demo of MathPractice.
That demo leads to gee-whiz questions such as “Can it do X?” or “Y?” for realtors, healthcare workers, architects, engineers, students, and classroom teachers.
I wonder why these people show more interest than parents, school administrators, even than school ITs?
Maybe I have drawn a biased sample of potential users or I biased their responses with my presentations.
Aah, maybe these others have money related responsibilities, and don’t want to have to address the cost of a Tablet PC?
What experiences do you have in identifying who’s interested in digital ink on mobile platforms such as Tablet PCs and who is not?