School is getting more and more complicated. Apps and programs on the web are enabling teachers to achieve learning outcomes like never before but the growing pile of passwords is threatening an avalanche. Furthermore, teachers recognize the benefits that could be reaped from having students use their own technology in class but worry about the security and compatibility issues. One to one computing power seems like a distant dream in the face of safety concerns. Some teachers and administrators would like to move beyond the classroom walls and give learning autonomy to students but there is no way to keep track of a class once they leave the room. Student response systems have been shown to be effective but are expensive and often complicated to implement. What if there was one device that could provide an elegant solution to all these problems and more?
"WEARABLES NOT ONLY ASSIST STUDENTS, BUT ALSO OFFER MANY BENEFITS TO EDUCATORS. FROM PINGING STUDENTS’ GPS LOCATIONS DURING A FIELD TRIP TO RECORDING POINT-OF-VIEW LESSONS, TEACHERS HAVE MORE OPTIONS TO MONITOR AND ENGAGE WITH STUDENTS. AND THIS ENGAGEMENT CAN ALSO TRANSLATE TO COMMUNICATION BETWEEN EDUCATORS, GIVING THEM MORE OPTIONS FOR COLLABORATION."
-K-12 Tech Decisions
The E-Bit is an innovative wearable technology that will change the way students go to school. This disruptive piece of wearable electronics can elegantly solve a variety of problems at once. It is GPS enabled which allows attendance to be automated and facilitates a variety of mapping and location tasks. Video and audio allow students to collaborate with each other, contact teachers, and even to listen and watch classes from anywhere. Notifications will appear when they have assignments due or when new tasks are added to their playlists. Students can be grouped instantly by random or by a preconceived plan. Perpetual integration allows teachers and students to use the E-Bit as a student response system. Students don’t even need to be in class to respond! The E-Bit replaces many functions that smartphones perform such as messaging, calculators, dictionaries, calendars, audio note taking, and a wide range of others. Plus, the unified security ensures that student information and communication is secure. As the Internet of Things grows in popularity and reach, the E-Bit will be a forerunner of integration and accessibility.