ClassPad II was released during 2013 and features a much larger, backlit screen than the previous models whilst keeping the same basic functionality. Major differences on the handheld unit are that the Presentation app has gone to be replaced by Picture Plot, Interactive DiffCalc and E-CON3 for data logging. On the emulator, the Picture app has also been dropped.
The ability to create and upload Add-Ins such as games, etc has also gone, and the process for making your own image,s such as Ending Screens, now requires special software.
Computer connectivity and updating OS is now much easier, thanks to ClassPad II acting as a USB drive when plugged into either a PC or Mac.
Mini-programs from this site are another way to add simple utilities to your ClassPad. When placed in the Library folder these mini-programs can be accessed in all ClassPad apps and eActivities... more
The older model ClassPad, ranging from the original 220 model released in 2002 through to the end of line 330 Plus released in 2013, is still a great second-hand option. When buying one, just check all areas of the touch screen for response, as little else ever goes wrong with these calculators.
Add-Ins are games and utilities written in C++ and then compiled into ClassPad apps. Add-Ins from this site only work with the older ClassPad models. They show up with their own launch icon in the main menu once loaded into a ClassPad... more
ClassPad Help Series. Visit www.classpad.com.au, a site authored by Casio Solutions, for some great free resources to help teachers and students learn how to get the most out of their ClassPads. There are over 160 helpsheets and movies to quickly get you started.
Seminars. As established partners, Casio Education Australia and The Tuition Centre offer training seminars in Perth, WA, aimed at supporting teachers and their students in the efficient and thoughtful use of hand-held technology in the classroom. Each year a series of educational seminars are offered ranging from learning the basics through to developing eActivities and spreadsheets for Casio calculator users. More information and registration at The Tuition Centre website.
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