KU Part of New Project Using Mobile Technology in K-12 Science and Math Classrooms

Dec 5, 2013 12:00 PM ET
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KU part of new project using mobile technology in K-12 science and math classro…

By Ben Unglesbee

December 5, 2013

Kansas University has joined a pilot project that uses mobile technology to help teach math and science in K-12 classrooms.

The UKan Teach program, which trains KU students majoring in math, science and technology-related fields to become math and science teachers, has received more than 35 tablet computers equipped with mobile wireless access through a grant from the Verizon Foundation, a philanthropic arm of the mobile giant Verizon Communications.

KU students taking a one-credit course through UKan Teach are currently testing ways to use the tablets in classrooms "not just for bells and whistles" but also to "aid in student learning," said Carol Williamson, a master teacher with UKan Teach and former elementary and middle school science teacher.

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