When I enrolled in the handheld technologies class, I thought the class would be a lecture class using a variety of the new, latest, greatest, small pieces of hardware available. The first day of class I learned that it would be a class using handheld technology – The Palm. At that point, I thought how in the world can we spend three-weeks learning to use this “little” piece of equipment. Little to my surprise, my outlook on that “little” piece of equipment has changed. That “little” piece of equipment is a very powerful tool that will enhance the way an instructor conducts his or her class. It will take a little bit of time for the initial set-up of the programs, but in the long-run, it will save a tremendous amount of time. Today, I have a new view of using handheld technologies in the classroom. I believe it is a new opportunity for instructors to change their learning and teaching process.
EVERY SCHOOL SHOULD HAVE THEM!