Handheld Devices: Smartphones and Tablets

In the words of the ASCD article, “There’s a lot of promise here, but there are barriers to overcome to realize that promise.”

Make no mistake, smartphones will invade education. We now need to move on to “how do we best use them?”

During this century, currently unimaginable technologies will emerge to advance learning. Like Bob Tinker, it is our job to keep a lookout for applications of the technology to learning rather than wizardry.

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Can Mobile Devices Transform Education?

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The Concord Consortium

Bob Tinker, founder of the Concord Consortium, has pioneered the use of remote sensing devices, linked to computers, and hands-on physics experiments. (Activities for both these approaches are…  learn more