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Connecting The AlphaSmart

How do you connect the AlphaSmart to the computer?


  • Students write a script on a given topic concerning the use of technology.
  • Encourage the students to use details in their movies.
  • Shoot the video exactly as written by the students, then evaluate the footage with the students.

Sunshine State Standards

  • LA.B.2.2.5
  • LA.C.3.2.3
  • TH.E.1.2.4
  • VA.B.1.2.2

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Teachers

  • Make appropriate choices about technology systems, resources, and services that are aligned with district and state standards.
  • Plan and implement technology-based learning activities that promote student engagement in analysis, synthesis, interpretation, and creation of original products.
  • Recognize students' talents in the use of technology and provide them with opportunities to share their expertise with their teachers, peers, and others.
  • Guide students in applying self- and peer-assessment tools to critique student-created technology products and the process used to create those products.


  • Show the movies on the morning television show.
  • Place the movies on the school website.
  • During an after school workshop, the students will train the teachers.

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