Handheld computers are becoming more and more popular for teaching and learning across all grade levels.  They provide a low-cost alternative to desk top or laptop computers.  Most schools have a computer lab or a couple of desktop computers in the classroom allowing students only intermittent access to technology during the school day.  In comparison, handhelds are inexpensive, portable, and run many of the same programs as larger computers.  By providing a handheld computer to each student, technology can be integrated throughout the curriculum and can be used at the exact time and place that will have the greatest impact on student learning.


Websites on Handhelds:

Using Palm™ OS Handhelds within the Curriculum

Palm Activities

Handhelds Go to School:  Lessons Learned – PDF

Electronic Reading Across the Curriculum

Handhelds in the Classroom: Activities

Palm Ideas from goknow - PDF

Learning With Handhelds:  Findings from Classroom Research – PDF

Using Handhelds with Special Needs Students – PDF

Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
Writing Across the Curriculum
Getting to Know Students
Technology Tools