ERIC Number: EJ900985
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 7
Tablet PCs: A Physical Educator's New Clipboard
Nye, Susan B.
Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, v23 n4 p21-23 Mar-Apr 2010
Computers in education have come a long way from the abacus of 5,000 years ago to the desktop and laptop computers of today. Computers have transformed the educational environment, and with each new iteration of smaller and more powerful machines come additional advantages for teaching practices. The Tablet PC is one. Tablet PCs are fully functional mobile PCs that use a pen-based input device instead of a keyboard or mouse. The pen or stylus produces handwritten notes, which are routinely prepared with pen and paper, to be created, edited, and organized in a digital format. A Tablet PC is compatible with existing PC software for word processing, graphics, video, or audio programs, and information can easily be viewed with a wireless connection. This article provides an overview on how Tablet PCs can be integrated within physical education instruction. In addition, features, accessories, and challenges associated with using a Tablet PC are described.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Computer Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Handheld Devices, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Educational Strategies, Physical Education Teachers, Educational Resources, Computers, Instructional Materials, Classroom Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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