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Changing How We Teach and Learn With Handheld Computers
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Changing How We Teach and Learn With Handheld Computers


December 2004 | 184 pages | Corwin

"Crystal clear examples that are rich in content and aligned to standards...from a leading expert in the field."
Alan November
Author and Consultant

Create a dynamic, interactive environment that extends beyond the classroom!

In this digital era, how can educators seamlessly incorporate technology into everyday classroom use? What tools will empower students, promote digital equity, and extend thoughtful learning? The economical solution is handheld and other portable technologies. In this resource, educators learn how to build learning experiences that use technology to support thinking, data analysis, and information retrieval and sharing for standards-linked learning both in and beyond the classroom.

Changing How We Teach and Learn With Handheld Computers shows how handheld computing can broaden the locales and communities in which students can grow in academic understanding. These tools enable students to collaborate and network while promoting the extension of learning beyond the time and space of a classroom.

Carolyn Staudt, a leading expert in technology integration, gives educators practical applications through:

  • Surefire learning activities in all content areas
  • Resources for downloading student-friendly software
  • Beaming and data sharing tips
  • Step-by-step processes for manipulating and displaying data
  • Field knowledge from classrooms already employing handhelds

Handheld devices are already a part of the students' world. Now educators can embrace this technology and create a powerful learning environment that leaves no student behind.


 
About the Author
Allan November
Foreword
 
1. Handheld Computers as Educational Tools
 
2. Organizing and Planning
Daily Log

 
Around the World in Eight Days

 
Displaying Student Models

 
 
3. Referencing Information
Spelling Bee

 
Chemical Periodicity

 
Starry Sky

 
 
4. Data Gathering
Surveying Homework Practices

 
Fitness for Life

 
The Pickle Pond Study

 
 
5. Manipulating and Displaying Data
Frequent Sines

 
Rate of Change

 
Field Guide

 
 
6. Communicating and Collaborating
Viking Times Project

 
What If Builder

 
Continuous Water Cycle

 
 
7. Individual Learning and Assessment
Impacting the World's Resources

 
Team Check List

 
Concept Journaling

 
 
8. Empowering Teachers
 
References
References
 
Bibliography
 
Index

“Crystal clear examples that are rich in content and aligned to standards...from a leading expert in the field."

Alan November
Author and Consultant
Key features
  • Focuses on the next generation of leaner, less expensive technology for education
  • Demonstrates how to use handhelds for high levels of engagement and critical thinking
  • Lights a path to equity across the digital divide
  • Shows how to use handhelds to involve families in learning
  • High profile author combines practicality with NSF developed research and classroom applications

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