Integrating Handheld Technology and Web-Based Science Activities: New Educational Opportunities

January 1st, 2002 | RESEARCH

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.


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Team Members

Turadg Aleahmad, Author, University of California, Berkeley
Jim Slotta, Author, University of California, Berkeley

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Computing and information science | General STEM | Mathematics | Technology
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Conferences | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media