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HIGH SCHOOL PALM PILOTS NOW GET HANDED OUT IN CLASS

Getting students organized used to mean buying a Trapper Keeper and hoping homework didn't fall out. But this fall a handful of schools have supplied students with the same wireless Palm Pilots used by hyper-scheduled executives. More portable and less pricey--$200, vs. about $2,000--than the laptops doled out by schools in recent years, the hand-held computers give students Internet access and allow teachers to "beam" them their grades and homework assignments. Add-ons include a "due yesterday" feature that dings when schoolwork is tardy and an attachable probe that measures pH in...

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