Electronic School, January 1999, p.A30

A new fad among educational professionals is hand-held electronic organizers called personal digital assistants (PDAs). PDAs have handwriting recognition software and can take notes and perform other functions when users write with a special pen on its "pressure sensitive" screen.

Users say these miniature machines offer numerous organizational features that can benefit teachers and administrators. PDAs can keep appointments, calendars, and to-do lists, organize lesson plans and alert users when they have something to do. PDAs can also serve as address books and notepads, and


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