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PDAs and Secondary Science

Produced by Becta, these case studies illustrate how information communication technology (ICT) can be used to enhance teaching and learning in science. This case study looks at use of PDAs during an A-level biology field study.

PDAs, also called 'handhelds' or 'palmtop PCs', are relatively cheap and robust, and can be used to give access to ict within school or outside it. Their portability makes them ideal tools for collecting data away from the classroom and integrating it into class work.

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