Personal Digital Assistants in Science Teacher Preparation: Exploring the Use of PDAs
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Mayne, D. & Pringle, R. (2006). Personal Digital Assistants in Science Teacher Preparation: Exploring the Use of PDAs. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2006 (pp. 2968-2974). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2006
Orlando, Florida, USA
March 19, 2006
Caroline M. Crawford, Roger Carlsen, Karen McFerrin, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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Abstract: Technology is essential to doing and learning science because it provides instruments and techniques that enable observation of objects and phenomena that are otherwise unobservable due to factors such as quantity, distance, locations, size and speed. However, computers have been proven effective but issues such as access, restrictions, and mobility have arisen over time. To overcome these shortcomings, educators are now looking to hand held devices (Eib & Welton, 2004; Tyre, 2002). This paper documents the results of research on introducing the PDA into the elementary science education course to investigate its usefulness in facilitating the learning of science. The findings showed that PDAs changed the classroom dynamics and students had varying reactions to PDA as a tool to enhance learning based on their comfort level with the device.
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