ERIC Number: ED476962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Integrating Handheld Technology and Web-Based Science Activities: New Educational Opportunities.
Aleahmad, Turadg; Slotta, Jim
This paper describes the integration of handheld computer technology into an existing web-based educational platform, the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) and the synergy it produces. This solution facilitated a research program that explores how handheld computers (PDAs, palmtops, etc.) can expand the scope and functionality of inquiry activities in K-12 science and mathematics curriculum. The paper presents the WISE software and curriculum and explains how combining it with handheld technology creates unique educational opportunities. It then goes on to describe the system that was developed, and its future. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer System Design, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry, Learning Activities, Science Education, Science Equipment, Science Instruction, Technology Integration, World Wide Web
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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