kajeet users learning about science, technology, engineering, and math

kajeet is doing in their partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Hot Lava Software. They’ve created the Sports Byte Competition, a program that puts brain teasers into real-world contexts — sports, in particular, as the name suggests. From the release: “Questions involving baseball will challenge the user to determine whether a professional batter can decide to swing literally in a blink of an eye.” Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation director Merrilea J. Mayo can put this better than I can:

“We are capitalizing on young fans’ love for cell phones by using them as a learning tool,” said Merrilea J. Mayo, Ph.D., Director, Future of Learning Initiatives for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. “This new competition allows us to reach and inspire kids in a unique way. Our hope is that they learn how exciting science can be and potentially explore a career in the field.”
Kids can access the service by answering the following question via text message: “A pro batter decides to swing in a blink of an eye?” True is “sporta” and False is “sportb.” Text the answer to shortcode 83960. And yes, text messaging charges do apply. [via Zimbio]]]>

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