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Abstract Volume 13 Issue 6 (2008) pp 374-375

Google Apps, iPhones and A Chemistry Curriculum: A Series of Handheld General Chemistry Exercises

Thomas J. Manning*,1, Caley Allen1, Greg Kean,1 Michael Tang,1 Tolulope O. Salami,1 and Aurora Pérez Gramatges2

1Department of Chemistry, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA, 31698,, 2Departamento de Radioquímica, Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnologías Nucleares, Instituto Superior de Tecnologías y Ciencias Aplicadas (InSTEC), Quinta de los Molinos, Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba, A.P. 6163

Published online: 1 December 2008

Abstract. This letter argues that new electronic communication devices can be used in a chemistry lab and lecture setting in place of desktop and laptop computers.  We present 4 spreadsheet exercises that can be conducted on an Apple iPhone (or a similar device).  The Google Apps package, which offers free wordprocessing, spreadsheet, presentation software, as well as electronic classroom domain space, easy to post web pages, and e-mail, is utilized by students to do  these exercises offering some advantages over the MS07 package.

Key Words: Of Special Interest; Google

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Four laboratories that can be implemented in Google Apps are available (88 KB).

Issue date: December 1, 2008

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