Blackberry Playbook looks like quite an incredible tool for primary school pupils and teachers. Blackberry themselves don’t seem to have picked up on this yet.
The introductory page in this group was made entirely using the Playbook itself, and it was fairly easy to do.
**Do you need to access the internet in school using your Playbook? This page will show you how.**
I tried to approach the page from this angle – “If I was a teacher on a field trip handing Playbooks to pupils, what would I do?”. The video on this page is temporary – I have a HDMI cable on order so I can get some better screen views, the images on this page have come by linking to the PlayBook via USB and were created by simply grabbing the PlayBook screen.
On the sunny (or otherwise) streets of Leicester I took some pictures and a video – here’s how the PlayBook prepared the web page (linked above)
Start up the WordPress app. on the PlayBook and select ‘New page’
Give the page a heading and start to type your notes
To save the web page you need to drag the bottom bar of the PlayBook to show a narrow bar. On the bottom left hand corner, there is a small curved arrow – click on this arrow to reveal the WordPress load options page
After you’ve selected the menu option and saved the file to your website, then you’ll get most benefits by going to the WordPress dashboard for your site
Click on the Date tab (top r.h. corner) to show the pages (newest first) – your new page should be at the top of the list – select edit and you’re now in the WordPress editor.
Because your PlayBook is multitasking and you can open multiple websites, the video you uploaded has been processed by Vimeo!
Then simply paste the embed code into the WordPress editor (in html mode)
Has this information been helpful? Can you see other ways that PlayBooks could be useful in your school?