Make it easier!
Student do not learn much about math or statistics
when their teacher is searching for files or wrestling with Windows.
This is where the Digibook comes in, it is a shell program that guides other
programs to exactly where you want to be.
Digibook is a shell
program. You work in Digibook, the program starts the programs you want to
work with, with the
right files and settings. You can, for instance, make Digibook start Excel
with a particular file so that the teacher or student can start working
immediately. Our experience is that Digibook helps the students and the teachers
to focus on the learning and not on the operating of the computer. Digibook
can be used with the VuSoftware (Graphic Calculus, VuStat etc.) but
also with programs like PowerPoint and Excel.
Digibook helps both the teachers and
Makes it easier for the teachers.
Teaching with computers is not an easy job for teachers, some teachers only
use the computer occasionally and struggle with it all the time. With the program
Digibook it is
just one click and the programs start in the right section with the right file
and the right settings. In this situation the teacher can put his attention away
from the computer and focus on
the discussion with the class, that is were the most valuable learning
experiences comes from. Students do not learn from a teacher searching files and
tackling all kind of technical problems.
Makes it easier for the students
The Digibook makes it absolutely clear what the
students should do next and thus helps the student go through the exercises. The
explanation text that comes with an exercise will be much shorter because
setting the exercise up is so much simpler. Digibook starts the right module
with the right file the student does not spend time finding spot in the program
or has to browse through network drives to find the right file. Digibook is
very helpfull in a computer class environment but also when making homework. Some students are computer
experts, but a lot of them are not. For
the students of the last category the environments should be as simple as
possible. The math learning is what it is all about.
Digibook also has the ability to let On-top text appear in a window inside a
program, for instance in programs like Graphic Calculus, VUStat,
MindMap. With the On-top texts you can add for instance, information to help use
a program, help for students, formulating the task, etcetera.
Digibook starts other programs
files attached by windows to programs. So for example DOC files associated
with word. Word will start with the assigned word file. The same with HTML
files associated with Internet explorer, AVI files etcetera
- Programs defined by the user.
There are actually two programs:
Digibook is the program users interact with. Digibookmaker creates
and manipulates the Digibook. The program Digibook is
freeware. The program DigibookMaker is not freeware.
There is a short installation
guide, which shows how to install this software and how to adjust the *.STG
files to your situation.
You can download from this site