If your school or district is looking for a cost effective, one-to-one, portable computing solution with laptop features, curriculum and assessment at a total cost of ownership not prohibitive to your school, then the StudentMate is for you. The StudentMate features a color touch screen, wireless and Ethernet connectivity, Flash enabled web browser, Word and Excel compatible applications, e-mail and much more!
The StudentMate is designed to offer teachers and students the means through which affordable technology can be available and adapted to today's ever changing environment. Simple to use and compatible with all computers, StudentMate offers every student a portable computing hardware and software solution, allowing for learning to occur anytime and anywhere.
Through research and investigation with industry experts in student computing as well as extensive interviews with teachers, administrators, and technology directors, we have adopted the following key tenets to guide our design process for the StudentMate product:
Features & Benefits
- Kid Tough Indestructible Design
- An Intuitive, Easy to Use Suite of Applications
- An Intuitive, Easy to Use GUI (graphical user interface)
- All Day Battery Life
- Open Source (Linux) Technology (Compatible with MS Word and Excel)
- Affordable - With the budgetary constraints schools currently face, StudentMate was designed to achieve a total cost of ownership not prohibitive to schools.
- Expandable - The technology behind the StudentMate allows the user to adapt and expand the StudentMate hardware and software to any one of the K-12 grade levels.
- Connectable - With today's increasing versatility in school computer systems, StudentMate offers an assortment of ways to connect with traditional computers and operating system, including 2 USB ports, SD Card, Ethernet, USB Cable and optional 802.11x (wireless).
- Portable - Made specifically with the student in mind, StudentMate is made of durable plastic and can fit in any backpack or briefcase.
- Accountable - StudentMate offers schools and teachers a suite of assessment and instruction tools to help identify student deficiencies and more efficiently employ the proper instruction to assist student improvement in those targeted areas and meet state standards.
- Durable- Made with ABS plastic and with no internal moving parts, a fixed position screen and no CD tray to break the StudentMate can be taken any where and endure rugged classroom/student environments.
- GUI - "Graphical User Interface" allowing for easy navigation to and from programs, touch screen driven and function key selectable.
- Web Browser - A full feature web browser with Flash player and 128 BIT SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
- Word Processor - A robust MS Word compatible word processor, including 100,000+ word spell checker dictionary, support for tables, images, multiple fonts, colors etc..
- Spreadsheet - A full featured Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet application. Open, edit and create Excel 5.0, 95, 97, 2000, XP, Excel 2003, and Excel for Apple Macintosh formats.
- Typing Tutor - StudentMate All The Right Type Lite Edition by Ingenuity Works comes pre-installed at no charge on all StudentMates'. A full featured version is also available at a minimal cost.
- Tutorials - The StudentMate now ships with pre-installed educational games/tutorials.
- TuxPaint - Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children in K8
- Text To Speech (Optional) - Hear text read outloud on your StudentMate from the word processor, notes, PDF Viewer and web browser.
- Formative State Aligned Assessment Tool (optional) - iRespond AnyPlace Web and/or LAN (Local Area Network) based assessment tool gives teachers the full functionality of real-time assessment, grading, and reporting.
- MathScore on the StudentMate (optional) - a patent-pending, Internet-based math practice environment designed to raise student math achievement. MathScore is unique in its ability to supply an unlimited number of practice problems that are tailored to each student's capabilities and in its ability to provide teachers and parents with instant feedback.
- Contact Manager - Complete contact manager providing basic to advanced features for managing your contacts.
- Clock/Calendar - A complete scheduler providing all the necessary tools to manage your schedule.
- Calculator - Basic calculator offering addition, subtraction, multiplication and division capabilities and much more.
- Homework - A tool for students to list all their home work assignments and deadlines.
- PC Server Interface/S.A.M. - The StudentMate Administration Module ("S.A.M.") software allows for connection to teachers/networked PC aiding in deploying and retrieving students work and so much more.
- Utilities - Manage and run the StudentMate ideal to your environment.