Last week, my daughter went on field trip to the Michigan State University Bug House
and used a small notepad to record information and draw pictures of some of the insect she encountered. Seeing this notepad, I began to wonder if I could create a database on the handheld that, theoretically, would be easy enough for a 7 year old to use in the field. Using Smartlist To Go
, the following is what I came up with:
After a couple minutes of practice, Rachel had no trouble completing the steps. In some cases, it would be nice for younger children to practice inputting information and text with conventional methods. Sometimes, however, speed and accuracy are a necessity, and I think this is a way to accomplish these goals with young children.