Handheld digital devices are not simply smaller personal computers; in fact, the most successful examples are not particularly like personal computers at all. Two such devices – graphing calculators and networked classroom response systems – demonstrate that handhelds are already making a huge difference in student learning. These success stories draw on rich integration with school social practices, suggesting that successful designers must think about more than just technology, and also consider the dynamics of how and what students learn.
Key Learning AreasScience
Subject HeadingsScience teaching
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)