[NTLK] Newton, education and emancipation

From: <mkow1234_at_aol.com>
Date: Thu Nov 15 2007 - 22:11:06 EST

November 15, 2007

I think it's great that some folks are still exploring how Newtons may be employed in the classroom! Here are some programs that I am aware of:

??? Mathematics:
??? Math 101, Counting Fun, Maths 9999, Shopping Fun [freeware by Mr. P. B. Jones]; Math Faster (Sealie Computing]

??? Writing:
??? Writers Toolkit,? (there's also a typewriter game, but the name escapes me -- Star something-or-other?)

??? Social Studies:
??? U.S. History (documents), States (I think its just a listing of states and city capitals?)

??? Foreign Language:
??? Business Japanese, RussDict (Russian dictionary)

??? Miscellaneous:
??? VideoOut (for collaborative work), Star Chart, Planet Finder, (there are also several variations of the Periodic Table of Elements);

??? Desktop Publishing and Design:
??? AvailWorks, VEA

There's a few dozen others, I am sure.

Matt K.
Detroit, Michigan USA

Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 15:03 -1000
From: "Gary Dunn" <knowtree@aloha.com>
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Newton, education and emancipation

> From: "Jon Glass" <jonglass@usa.net>

> On 11/14/07, L.W. Brown <lwb@mac.com> wrote:
>> There have been several discussions of this over the last few of years
>> - I bet trolling the archives would be a good start. Someone even
>> discussed writing some new progs, but I don't know/whether how it
>> turned out...
> Yes, but always in a general sense, that I've remembered. Besides
> that, what is available today is the most important. Some cool stuff
> has disappeared through the years. Also, I wonder if it's worth
> considering software for teachers?
> Is anybody here still using Newtons in the classroom?

For years I have been advocating Newton-like computers in the classroom. I
backed off when Microsoft introduced Tablet edition but seeing its total failure
I have decided to restart the Open Slate Project. I think you will be interested
in Chalk Dusk, the software and content side of the project.

Gary Dunn, Honolulu
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From: Newton <mynewtonlives@mac.com>
Subject: Re: [NTLK] Newton, education and emancipation
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 21:37:33 +0200
This is a great idea and certainly would give me the push to really  
develop the project proposal for the Gypsy kids in Turkey. As an  
educational resource its worth pursuing what still available for  
supporting learning and at which level (primary, secondary and  
tertiary). With this kind of information, it would be possible to  
design small projects for mobile education, for home learning and  
even adult education for basic skills. In the Turkish context, the  
possibility of putting eMates into classrooms (as they were never  
there in the first place) does exist additionally (I can think of a  
great school in Edirne where the teaching staff and the principal are  
so dedicated to this community). I would also be more than happy to  
be putting the list together with others in this NewtonTalk group.  
Here's a start:
Teaching:           Clarity                         Course/Lesson Planning
Student (all levels):   Works                       Writing/Drawing
                Quick Figure Works              Maths/Business Studies
                Graphing Calculator             Maths/Physics
                Courier                         News and Information    
Adrian Marsh
Newton 2100 and Mail V
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The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://www.newtontalk.net/
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WikiWikiNewt                - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/
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