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Portable Keyboards / Stand Alone Word Processors
Portable Keyboards or Stand Alone Word Processors allow for easy and portable access to writing. These systems are a relatively inexpensive way for learner to enter and edit text, then transfer it later to the computer for formatting and printing.
AlphaSmart (http://www.alphasmart.com) is a portable writing tool that can help many learners that struggle with taking notes in class, write first drafts and keeping assignments organized. AlphaSmart helps learners overcome these writing barriers and begin writing with a portable keyboard.
Learners can use the lightweight keyboard all day for inclass schoolwork and homework at night.
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