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ERIC Number: EJ940752
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Smart Phones, a Powerful Tool in the Chemistry Classroom
Williams, Antony J.; Pence, Harry E.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n6 p683-686 Jun 2011
Cell phones, especially "smart phones", seem to have become ubiquitous. Actually, it is misleading to call many of these devices phones, as they are actually a portable and powerful computer that can be very valuable in the chemistry classroom. Currently, there are three major ways in which smart phones can be used for education. Smart phones include a Web browser, which gives access to the wealth of material on the World Wide Web (WWW); inexpensive applications (commonly called apps) expand this usefulness even further; and two-dimensional barcode labels can be used to create "smart objects". Taken together, these capabilities are creating a world of mobile computing that may have an impact on society, including chemical education, that may be even greater than the changes brought about by the personal computer. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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