Magazine article Technology & Learning

Classroom Organization

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Classroom Organization

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Good organization skills are key to running an efficient classroom, and having the right tools makes it easier to manage all of the tasks, save time, and be more productive.

Keeping Track of Information

Having the power of information when and where you need it makes a difference in how well any teacher runs the classroom and knows his or her students. A Palm[R] handheld computer and the built-in applications are all anyone needs to handle the basics. Enter the information directly on your handheld or use a desktop computer and perform a HotSync[R] operation. Then you can get the data you need whether you are in the classroom, the lunchroom, an office, or even at home. Anytime you need information, it's ready to use.

Names and Places

Teachers have to keep track of class lists and small groups of students as well as parent contact information, names and phone extensions for administrators, and other people they may need to reach at any time. The Contacts application gives you immediate access to phone numbers, email addresses, and much more information. Simply enter and display everyone at once or create categories to sort people into groups.

Time and Money

The powerful Calendar application lets you keep track of short and long-term assignments, faculty meetings, conferences, holidays, and more. Teachers can remember every student's birthday and special events. You can even set an alarm to remind you to go somewhere, call someone, or hand out a "surprise" quiz. With the Expense application you can keep track of trip money, lunch money, book club and party funds, and more. …

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