Friday, January 8, 2010

NY Students Use Smart Phones for Core Subject Lessons

Fifth-graders in a New York state school are part of a pilot program to use smart phones -- which are linked to the Internet but cannot be used to make calls or send text messages -- as mini-computers to find and share information throughout their core-subject classes. During a recent science lesson, students demonstrated their knowledge of the properties of light by creating digital drawings of transparent, translucent and opaque objects, which were then uploaded to the teacher's computer for review.

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