The Evolution of Portable Media Devices & Cell Phone Technology


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What was the pager's nickname?

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1. PDAs became popular as a way to _____.

2. As technology has progressed, cell phones have gotten all of the following EXCEPT _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The history of portable communication devices is a short but diverse one, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how the devices have changed over time. You will be assessed on the history and uses of portable communication devices.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • History of portable communication devices
  • Uses of these devices
  • Types of portable communication devices

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related communication lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as smartphone and pager
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of portable communication devices

Additional Learning

To learn more about communication, review the accompanying lesson called The Evolution of Portable Media Devices & Cell Phone Technology. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance and purpose of portable communication
  • Learn the history of portable communication devices
  • Differentiate types of portable communication devices