The Handy4Class Project was conceived in 2000 as a means of connecting K-12 teachers with authentic classroom experiences that integrate handheld computers (HHCs) – yes, the Palm pilots and early mobile devices! That definition has been broadened to include pre-service teachers, as well as the faculty in higher education who mold and develop these budding professionals! The project has also broadened the scope of integrating technology to include all mobile devices (iPads, tablets, iPods, Smartphones), SmartBoards and document cameras, as well as many other technology tools that can enrich our teaching and build TPACK knowledge.

With more and more K-12 schools purchasing these technology tools, we truly believe that they are becoming an important tool for learning in classrooms. We are always ready to demonstrate the computing power that these devices bring to the learning environment!

So, feel free to contact us with questions, comments, or activities you’d like to share! We will pass it on!


Dr. Candace Figg, Ph.D.
Chair, Teacher Education Department
Brock University, Faculty of Education,
500 Glenridge, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1
(905-688-5550, x5347)

Dr. Jenny Burson, Ed.D. (retired)
University of Texas at Austin, Department of Curriculum and Instruction (Retired)
SZB 406, Sanchez Building, Austin, TX 78712