"In the past thirty years, obesity rates have tripled in the US, while school budgets for health and fitness have only gotten tighter. Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit (www.HenkelHelps.com) is doing its best to combat these issues by rewarding one deserving school in the US with $25,000 to be used toward providing enhanced health and fitness education, equipment, technology, resources and service for their students and community. "
Lots of research starting to come in that smartphones make great study helpers and curricular delivery tools. This from the Jacksonville daily news:
"Onslow County students using smart phones in math courses not only outperformed their peers in math but also went on to take additional math courses.
A Project K-Nect Evaluation Report, prepared by Project Tomorrow for Digital Millennial Consulting, noted that Onslow County Project K-Nect students — including students at Southwest and Dixon high schools — were more likely to achieve proficiency in algebra and algebra II than other students in their school district or state in the 2008-09 school year. Numbers for the 2009-10 school year will be released later this year."
Lesson plans for using trakaxpc - even if you don't use the software - these lesson plans are full of rich ideas - "making a commercial" "making a newscast" "make a mini documentary" - lots of great ideas.