Toshiba Tablet and Samsung Q1 Ultra for Students on CNBC

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Toshiba captured a spotlight on a Phoenix news story this morning about Tablet PCs at Brophy College Preparatory school. Brophy providea three great videos of their uses of mobile PCs for school work: planning for a Tablet PC program, Best Practices for a Tablet PC Pilot Program in Education, and Student Perspectives on Tablet PCs in Education. Thanks newscaster for the heads up, and thanks, Brophy, for your forward thinking about student and teacher learning.

Samsung demoed their Q1 Ultra-Mobile PC on CNBC TV’s Power Lunch a few minutes ago. They say this UMPC is for students, travelers, and others who want a lighter weight and more compact, fully functioning PC that uses Vista or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition. A great introductory interview for teachers to find and see, because it gives a glimpse of tools to come sooner than later for student learning. Thanks, Walt Mossberg, for your review of the Q1 yesterday. And thanks, Loren, for your comments about the review.

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Robert Heiny
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.