Tablet PC School: Nauset Podcast of Tablet PCs in Middle School


Kathy Schrock advises that the NAUSET (MA) TECHNOLOGY NEWS, the Nauset Public Schools Podcast Directory, including Podcast 12: Tablet PC’s in the Middle School. (Make sure to turn on the volume switch. I forgot to do so, again, the first times I loaded the podcast.)

Kim Conner and Majen Hammond, Instructional Technology Specialists at Nauset Regional Middle School, discuss the impact on teaching and learning that they have seen thus far this year with the new Tablet PCs in the computer labs.

This is a clear, thoughtful, and enthusiastic description of using Tablet PCs with 7th graders.

You may find it useful to reference other podcasts in this directory as you prepare proposals and refine procedures to use mobile PCs in your school.

Way to go Kim, Majen, and Kathy! Thanks for taking the time to tell the rest of us about your procedures and successes. You bring smiles of acknowledgment to people who have spent years developing Tablet PCs and its software, and honor to students using them as they prepare for the sea change technology holds for their future.

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Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.


  1. You are very welcome and thanks for the kind words! We hope to do a couple of follow-ups as they move through the year with the devices!Kathy