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Handhelds as an assessment tool PROCEEDINGS

, Wichita State University, United States ; , University of Nebraska at Omaha, United States ; , Project M3 at Wichita State University, United States ; , Washburn University, United States ; , University of Minnesota, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA


The convenience and low cost of handhelds have attracted the attention of educators interested in developing ongoing, continuous assessment. Educators just learning how to use their handhelds to help them teach are faced with long lists of software programs offering to make their jobs easier and more productive. Simple quiz generators such as Quizzler offer quick feedback of student understanding. Spreadsheet programs such as Quicksheet or Sheet to Go provide a bridge to gradebooks and provide continuous and convenient records of student achievement. Database programs such as HanDBase, ThinkDB, and FileMaker can assist educators with recording and sharing data and creating reports. This symposium offers an overview of how handhelds can assist educators by demonstrating a variety of solutions, ranging from simple student generated tests to school/district management programs and by discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using handhelds for assessment and accountability.


Gladhart, M., Topp, N., Elder, L., Pownell, D. & Brahier, B. (2003). Handhelds as an assessment tool. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (p. 76). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


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