Handheld devices are boosting interest and results in education among the school children in UK. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The initiatives to provide schoolchildren with constant access to information through PDAs are coming with proven results. The handheld device is an invaluable means of supporting personalised learning and has become a buzzword for ensuring the school children not to be treated like homogeneous groups of pupils but more like individuals, with different needs and interests. Some of the free software is so good and powerful that children can handle themselves. However, the devices are considered ideal for secondary schools rather than primary schools.