Palms: Personal Digital Assistants, or Handheld Computers

Palms may be an older technology, but they are still great tools for use in the science classroom and in field work. From data collection to video and audio recording, these remarkable devices can enable interactive engagement with the environment and collaboration between students.

Along with a relative ease of use, students can use their palms when out in the field. When a student has a palm, she can record her own perspective throughout the scientific process- from observations, experiment, data analysis, and argumentation and communication. Furthermore, the “beaming” feature allows information to be […]