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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Articles

Mobile digital devices to enhance mathematics and science learning

Jeremy Roschelle
Center for Technology in Learning SRI International http://www.ctl.sri.com
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 Areas

Science
Mathematics

Subject Headings

Science teaching
Mathematics teaching
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Elearning
Computer-based training