Study: Smartphones in algebra class increase student achievement (Edweek)
New study found that using smartphones for algebra class increased students' achievement: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/03/18/26smartphones.h29.html
â€śIt has changed the way I feel about math,â€ť says Janet Cagle, a sophomore at Dixon High School who took geometry through the Project K-Nect program during her first semester this school year and now uses her smartphone for Algebra 2. â€śI used to think it was just letters and numbersâ€”you get an answer and move on. Now I can look up why you do things or who came up with different ways to do the math problems.â€ť
Have you utilized smart phones in any of your classes to change how a kid feels about a subject? I found this really powerful!