The increasing power of mobile communications devices has reached the point where they now act as a pocket-sized computer. With this much power, a wide range of downloadable applications, and always-available Internet access, the ability to use today's smartphones for productivity and schoolwork has huge potential. This book examines the uses, applications, and relative strengths and weaknesses among these devices. It also reveals how mobile devices can be used to find information related to communication, research, school work, and even fun and games. The reader will discover the latest techniques for gathering information on-the-go, in the form of digital photos, text, audio, and video, using mobile devices. They will also learn how to use those same mobile devices to organize, retrieve, and relay the information they have gathered to friends, family, study partners, and teachers. The book also includes the latest guidelines for proper digital and cell phone etiquette and security, "Myths and Facts," and "10 Great Questions to Ask an IT Specialist."
* Reviews *Collection Review: Digital and Information Literacy
"The books are well laid out with a clean design template, sidebars and relevant illustrations. The information on advanced searching, how search engines work, and types of websites will be new to many students...a great resource when introducing research projects, or to have available in the tech lab. RECOMMENDED."
--Library Media Connection
Series Review: Digital and Information Literacy, Set 3
"This third set in the Digital and Information Literacy series goes beyond the basics to explore the newest digital media. Though each title is a broad overview of a sometimes-complex subject, the detail is significant--probably about as much as middle-school students will be willing to tackle. Touches of blue enhance the clean design, and each book includes a section called "Myths and Facts" as well as a list of 10 questions to ask an expert."