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  1. 1. Handheld Electronic DevicesA Future Trend in Education Presented by Marion Buehring
  2. 2. What are Handheld Electronic Devices? Android smartphone iPad iPodAndroid tablet Tablet PC iPhone
  3. 3. What is guiding Handheld Electronic Devices in the classroom Mobile M-Learning and E-Learning Distance Education- global classroomCollege level usage increasing- highschool & elementary next Handheld Devices Make Inroads in the ClassroomOpen Source Movement- teachers can download or create their own apps for classroom use MIT Open Courseware WikiversityLearning Management Systems Moodle SakaiSupporting Software Open Office Firefox Cloud Computing
  4. 4. Handheld Electronic Devices in the classroom Today’s students have never known a world without technology. Easy to learn how to use; students already know how to use these devices. Natural extension of students’ world turned into learning tool.iPad in 1st grade classroom Handheld devices in the classroom
  5. 5. Benefits of Handheld Electronic Devices in the classroom• Interactive Learning- Instructors can incorporate games/activities into lecture• Immediate access to information- students can search the internet to find more informationon a subject they are interested in• Democratizing Education- children of all economic groups receive same access to information global classroom• More and more publishers are creating interactive e-textbooks- iBooks Pearson’s Mastering Series My Lab
  6. 6. Challenges of Handheld Electronic Devices in the classroom• Some schools ban use- gangs use these devices• Requirement of free access to web- hindered at some schools via firewall• Cost per Student- ~$400.00
  7. 7. ConclusionHandheld devices will be a positive addition to the classroomdue to: 1. Availability of the e-textbook enables students easy reference to the relevant sections while working on the problems. 2. Students engage in Independent Skill-building and Self-Tutoring 3. Students can connect with other students instantly, regardless of location
  8. 8. RESOURCESAll pictures taken from Google pics, http://www.google.com/imghpBarseghian, Tina. (February 4, 2011). Three Trends That Will Shape the Future of Curriculum. Retrieved from http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/02/three-trends-that-will-shape-the-future-of-curriculum/Fang, Berlin. (November 4, 2009). From Distraction to Engagement: Wireless Devices in the Classroom. Retrieved fromhttp://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Quarterly/EDUCAUSEQuarterlyMagazineVolum /FromDistractiontoEngagementWir/192959Glencoe Online. (September, 2006). Handheld Devices Make Inroads in the Classroom. Retrieved from http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/educationupclose.phtml/14Good Education. (September 9, 2011). Teacher’s iPad Experiment Shows Possibilities for Classroom Technology. Retrieved from http://www.good.is/post/teacher-s-ipad-experiment -shows-possibilities-for-classroom-technology/Katz, James E. (n.d.) Mobile Phones in Educational Settings. Retrieved from www.cmcs.rutgers.edu/publications/articles/mobile%20phones%20in%20educational%20settings.pdfSteinberg, Jacques. (). More Professors Give Out Hand-Held Devices to Monitor Students and Engage Them. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/16/education/16clickers.html