Changing How We Teach and Learn With Handheld Computers

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Promote enhanced learning experiences using handheld and other portable technology to extend learning both in and beyond the classroom.

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Editorial Reviews

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

  • ISBN-13: 9780761939955
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Series: 1-Off Series
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 7.18 (w) x 10.24 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Carolyn Staudt is a curriculum designer for technology- and Internet-based projects, including Technology Enhanced Elementary and Middle School Science (TEEMSS 1 & 2), JASON Academy, Modeling Across the Curriculum, Models and Data, Mobile Inquiry Computing, Center for Innovative Learning Technologies (CILT), Science Learning in Context (Sli C), Virtual High School, Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE), Kids as Global Scientists (KGS), and Net Adventure at the Concord Consortium. She is especially intrigued with allowing students to collect real-time data with portable sensors and probes attached to desktop and handheld computers. She has designed professional development that includes implementation of technology into the classroom curriculum, teacher and student utilization of existing software, design of tailored activities, and manipulation of software up to, and including, scripting as vice president of Kid Solve, Inc. She has 20 years of experience teaching science and math, including physics, chemistry, geoscience, and space science. She holds a master’s of education in Curriculum and Instruction in Science from Kent State University. She was a Christa Mc Auliffe Fellow in 1990 and the Fairlawn, Ohio, Citizen of the Year in 1991.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword - Allan November
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


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