How HISD can help students learn math using Mobile Phones
With a Smartphone in their hand, kids might actually look forward to learning algebra and geometry. Schools in North Carolina are participating in project K-Neet – a Qualcomm funded initiative to distribute cell phones for math instruction. With only 31% of eight graders scoring at or above “proficient” level on standardized math tests, using mobile devices as an educational technology tool can allow students to stay connected and use instructional resources when they’re on the school bus or waiting for a parent at work. If they have a specific question, they always have access to an expert, whether it’s a student peer or a tutor. Bring Project K-Nect to Houston! Write to HISD board members here and let them know about this initiative. Read more at FastCompany.