Updated: Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010, 5:05 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 21 Sep 2010, 5:05 AM EDT
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) - By using their hand-held, interactive calculators and laptop net books, STEM students, (studying Science, Technology Engineering and Math) answer questions that can be displayed for all to see.
It allows students to instantly weigh their answers against fellow classmates answers, while allowing teachers to instantly see which students are struggling and why.
"Because they're all so comfortable with this technology I've got about 25 teachers in here who are all comfortable taking over, saying this is how this is going to work," says Brian Polk, from the Dayton Regional Stem School.
Gone are the days of turning in papers to be graded later.
"I dont know if it accelerates it, maybe it enhances their understanding because they get feedback and see how they might approach things a little bit differently," says the principal of Dayton Regioanl Stem School, Brian Boyd.
Freshmen, Aaron Drew Messenger says no longer do you have the excuse "I left my homework at home."
"It also makes group projects easier because you can e-mail ideas back and forth at home if you're working on homework," says sophomore, Maddy Nagel.