The Chemical Educator
ISSN: 1430-4171 (electronic version)
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, email@example.com, 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
(*) Corresponding author. (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Supporting Materials:Four laboratories that can be implemented in Google Apps are available (88 KB).
Issue date: December