The AlphaSmart family of portable word processors brings a world of capabilities to all learners, but for struggling writers it offers a world of difference.
For students who:
- Need spelling support and mobility
- Struggle with note taking and writing first drafts
- Become frustrated with paper/pencil writing tasks
- Have trouble keeping assignments organised
Students overcome these writing barriers and begin writing all the time and everywhere by using AlphaSmart’s portable keyboard.
The NEO and Dana are simply a portable and affordable computer companions. Much more “classroom tough” than any laptop computer!
- Compatible with any text application
- Easy to use
The infrared capability of these portable devices enables error-free transfer of information direct to your computer without need for cables!
Introducing the newest member of the AlphaSmart family of portable word processors – the NEO!
Like the AlphaSmart 3000, the NEO offers extraordinary battery life (over 700 hours on just 3 x AA batteries). It is also exceptionally simple to use and “classroom toughened”. But it offers several enhancements over the AlphaSmart including the ability to store hundreds of pages of text; the ability to name and store files in addition to the standard eight one-touch files on the keyboard; a 50% larger display with option to change font sizes allowing display of 2 to 6 lines at a time; enhanced word processing features and a fully featured thesaurus and UK dictionary … and more!
Dana – The Palm powered laptop alternative that’s truly affordable. It combines the affordability of a handheld with the ergonomic benefits of a notebook computer.
Dana features Palm OS, the world-standard handheld operating system, giving you access to more than 20,000 Palm applications. And AlphaSmart pushes the Palm OS further by including a full-size keyboard and a screen that’s 3.5 times wider than the typical handheld screen. You can type or enter data using the keyboard or by writing with the Dana stylus directly onto the screen. All Palm applications are compatible with Dana, and many are ready to take advantage of the wide screen.
Lower your total cost of ownership with AlphaSmart
The initial value and cost savings of AlphaSmart portable computer companion products are obvious. You can provide more students with computer technology for less cost. What may not be as obvious is that these savings extend over the product’s life to significantly lower your total cost of ownership. At each stage of the product lifestyle – purchase, training, deployment, utilisation and support and maintenance – AlphaSmart products offer significant advantages that not only result in lower costs, but more importantly, allow educators and students to focus on learning.
Major advantages include:
- Support for one-to-one or many-to-one usage
NEO and Dana can go and work everywhere students go, all day long, making them ideal one-to-one computing devices. They also include features to support use by multiple students throughout a school day, with privacy for each student’s work, allowing you to get even more value out of your technology investment.
- Ease of use
All of AlphaSmart’s products are designed to be simple, effective and student friendly. Instant on/off eliminates start-up or wakeup delays, and autosave prevents accidental data loss.
- Long battery life
AlphaSmart products are energy efficient. You’ll not only receive the direct cost savings on replacement battery purchases, but also significantly reduce the hidden costs of downtime while units are recharging.
- Rugged and lightweight design
AlphaSmart products are durable and portable. Students can easily carry and use AlphaSmarts learning devices anywhere they go – the classroom, home, or even on field trips.
- Easy Management
Time-saving management tools are available to streamline everyday tasks and allow teachers to configure an entire classroom set of NEO or Dana devices.
- Adaptive Technology
Adaptive keyboard behaviour is built into every Dana and NEO, making full inclusion of special-needs students a reality.
- Still the simplest. Always the smartest
AlphaSmart is committed to helping students learn. Today students in 8,000 US State School districts rely on AlphaSmart’s solutions to enhance writing, keyboarding and comprehension. From their company’s inception in 1992, their goal has been to make technology more affordable and easier to apply to the challenges of learning.
“We will never lose sight of this guiding principle.” – AlphaSmart