We wanted to see the reaction of junior high
students when they used the materials outlined in Electronic
Textbook Phase II. We wanted to see if students could
discuss science content and not be overwhelmed by the
technology. We succeeded!
Students were able to work on the pen computers (Clio's) and
interact with the lessons. The computers were networked, and
each student was able to work at their own pace. The teacher
used the materials on the web and projected images on the
screen. On some of the wireless versions, students were able
to move the computer around. They really liked not having
wires to worry about.
The promise of a real solution using pen
computers, is approaching a technological reality.