Emily Rimas - Tablet PC Education Pack revealed

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Microsoft recently released the Microsoft Education Pack for Tablet PC. What is it? It's a free group of applications for students. Just in time for school to start.

Cool video to watch just to see some other things the Tablet PC is good for.

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      Manip

      Now the obligatory instructions for running it on XP Pro and Home.

      1. Download File
      2. Move to root of C:
      3. Start Menu -> Run -> CMD
      4. Type: C:
      5. Type: CD \
      6. Type: msiexec /a EducationPack.msi

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      Zeo

      I wish this exported to the Mathtype format as well.

      Mathtype rocks, (http://wwww.mathtype.com)

      Definetly have to check out this education pack.

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      moofish
      Gnarly dude. I can see some happy accidents with mathematical recognition, some lucky scientist scrawling something incorrectly and the computer misinterpreting it and giving them a place in history.

      Shame equations are saved online as a bitmap, would have liked a jpeg so that the equation could be imbedded in the meta-data, maybe fonts as Robert suggested or have the tablet recognise the characters form the image so it can be edited, remember this is not a style of writing where spell check can insert or take a duplicate letter, whole formulas depend on their accuracy

      See for a similar technology:

      http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/calculators/resources/RealCalculator2.mov
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      Emily Rimas

      Unfortunately we don’t export as Math XML; it was something we really wanted to get into this version but we were not able to.  We have gotten a lot of feedback on this and it is a feature we want to include in future versions.  Thanks for your feedback.  

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      TommyCarlier
      The Pack is cool, but hasn't anyone else noticed that Emily is really hot?
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      ezekio
      Manip wrote:

      Now the obligatory instructions for running it on XP Pro and Home.

      1. Download File
      2. Move to root of C:
      3. Start Menu -> Run -> CMD
      4. Type: C:
      5. Type: CD \
      6. Type: msiexec /a EducationPack.msi



      You can install it, but you can't use any of its features.
      You'll get a nag like message : "please use XP Tablet PC windows".
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      eddwo
      Looks really good. My Tablet PC is out for repair at the moment, but I'm looking forward to trying out all the new software thats come out since I was last able to use it.
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      rjdohnert
      Since Im getting my daughter a TabletPC I think this pack will come in very handy.
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      marked
      My feelings are, that there is something much more bigger coming out in this "educational" field in the future. Isn't this some kind of start-up, test-piece-of-code, followed by a really complex (useful) one??  (But definitely it's (she's) very nice...)
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      AndyC
      The litte tools in both the Education and Experience packs are really neat, they really show the Tablet design off well.

      Hexic, is completely and utterly addictive though. More so than even Spider Solitare!
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      wm38

      Talk about a killer education tool for the tablet PC market. Add this tool with Microsoft Student 2006 with Encarta and Office 2003 than you have the killer applications for the education market. It is too bad that the killer device (Tablet PC) cost too much for the mainstream school systems to deploy by the masses for 1:1 computing. Shrink the tablet size, get the hardware street price down to less than $600, lock down the system, and add some ruggedization and then you have a device for the masses for 1:1 education computing.

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      JChung2006
      The stuff college kids have at their disposal these days!

      Of course, 20 years from now, I'm sure that the college kids of today will marvel at what their kids will be using in the classroom.

      Nice video!
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      Keyvan Nayyeri

      Well
      I love that Education Writer because I study applied mathemathics in college. Surely great pack for us.

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      David7738
      Considering that I have on my desktop more computing power than the entire mainframe computing power of the Board of Education, McMaster University and Mohawk College (when I was a student). Who can tell what it will be like 20 years from now!
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      vulgrin
      The minute I let my kids run around with a $2000-$3000 computer in their backpack, is the day Bill Gates knocks on the door and hands me a check.

      I'm not sure why people are surprised that the TabletPC hasn't caught on yet.  I've come this ][ close to buying one at least four times now, but just can't justify the cost.  (And trust me, I want one BADLY.)

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      Peter Stathakos

      This is too awesome. I wish I had the Equation writer when I was in university. All of those hours working with Lotus Ami Pro to crank out equations for my lab reports. Word didn't have a comparable equation editor in those days...

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      jphillips
      Hi:

      I'm the educational technology director at Forest Ridge School in Bellevue. We've been doing laptops in the classroom since 1996 when we were part of the pilot group in the Microsoft Anywhere Anytime Learning program.

      In any event, we introduced tablets to all of our new students (primaril;y 5th and 9th) and all faculty this year, and are having great fun experimenting with the pen.

      I'd love to share some of our experiences. An immediate request/question. The "ink flash cards" are a hit. Any chance there is an app that we can install on non-tablet PCs so that students with can share with students without. Sort of a "Journal Viewer" approach for the flash cards.

      We are also having fun using GoBinder with our 5th graders. We considered OneNote, but felt it was "too over the top" for our middle school/high school crowd (we're a 5-12 school).

      Would love a contact with someone on the inside to share our educational experiences with the tablet and these enhancements. A visit here could be fun!

      John Phillips
      Forest Ridge School
      Bellevue WA
      phillips.john.fac@forestridge.org
      425-201-2412



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      jphillips
      Also...the snip tool is very cool. That could be a main stream app for both tablet and non-tablet alike. Right now, you acn only install on a system that is running Windows Tablet. Any consideration?

      Again, in our mixed educational environment of tablets and non-tablets, any of these cool tablet educational apps that could have a non-tablet option would help with the education part.  This is our first year of tablets, so we are three years from being completely tabletted.

      John Phillips
      Forest Ridge School
      phillips.john.fac@forestridge.org
      425-201-2412

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      mmeccia
      Just as well have audio ony, as watching this will make you sea sick, Sad the guy needs to be shown how to use a video camera. Can not watch this to learn more.
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      statoJay

         I've downloaded the education pack, primarily for the equation writer (ok hexic is kind of cool too Wink )

         The equation writer works quite well, but I'd like to put forth the suggestion that you allow users to manually enter symbols via the "Equation writer keyboard" that aren't actually supported as recognised symbols. (or just support recognition for more symbols)

         For example, an uppercase delta.

         I'd also like the ability to add in a space. (rather than holding the alt key and keying in 0160, after folding the screen up and locking the numberpad...)

         Customisable font size for the output would also be a useful addition to the programs feature list

         All in all, it's a good product and I'd like to keep using it. But it doesn't satisfy my requirements in it's current stage of development.
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      reinux
      Anyone get this working on Vista?
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      Fiona

      Can it run in the win7 system with a tablet PC?

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      tankwan

      you see Google android os tablet pc ? i find a website http://www.itabletpcshop.com 

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      tonybeer

      i check to the windows 7 OS Tablet PC maybe this good win 7 tablet !!! 

      cool spec about this !!

      Multi Touch Screen 
      CPU: Intel ATOM Processor N455(1.66GHz)
      Hand Disk : 160G SATA 
      Audio: Azalia Codec support 2.1 channel output
      Graphics Card: UMA of Integrated Graphics 200MHz/DirectX9, Shared system memory
      Camera: 1.3 MP
      Wifi: 802.11 a/b/g and Faster dual-channel MIMO 802.11N

      http://www.itabletpcshop.com/Windows-7-Tablet-PC-Multi-Touch-10-Win7-TabletPC

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