This pilot, the first of a series of school district pilots, is scheduled for the school year 2013-2014. It will feature the Knomadix mobile learning platform for enabling customized learning aides and interactive classroom content on Samsung tablets. Knomadix will deliver an innovative mobile content solution that maximizes the usefulness of tablets in the classroom, resulting in improved student engagement and outcomes.
The pilot, featured in both elementary and secondary classroom settings, empowers teachers to create digital versions of content previously created using whiteboards, notepads, worksheets, maps, diagrams, geometry toolbox manipulatives, flashcards, and other physical learning tools. This interactive content will be integrated with assessments and data for personalized and individual instruction.
Knomadix CEO and Founder, Ramesh Balan, sees the growing mobile market in education continuing to change and evolve with teachers needing the ability to customize content just as they have always done in the classroom. “Knomadix gives teachers and content developers the power to use tools that have always been there in science, math, history, geography, language arts, and other subjects, but are now available in a mobile platform. We are pleased and privileged to partner with Samsung Mobile and Wylie ISD to implement this transformative learning solution aimed at improving student achievement levels.”
The pilot in Wylie ISD is part of an expanded technology plan to bring effective instructional tools into the classroom for teachers throughout the district. “When you combine enhanced technology with quality teaching, student performance can be targeted, improved, and individualized,” said David Vinson Ph.D., Superintendent of Wylie ISD. “We are pleased to be a part of this exciting pilot and help lead advancements that benefit every student in Wylie ISD. We encourage teachers to create more content and focus on improved student achievement.”
This pilot, a joint effort between Wylie ISD, Knomadix, and Samsung Mobile, aims to bring leading education, technology and mobility experts together to give educators access to a wide array of learning aides and data for seamless one-to-one learning models, shared, or bring-your-own-device trends to improve student outcomes.
For more information, contact Sylvia McMullen, Knomadix Corp., 1800 Preston Park Blvd #220, Plano, TX 75093. P: 713-962-4520.
Knomadix (knomadix.com) was founded in 2012 to build an interactive mobile content platform that transforms how educators teach and how students learn in K-12 schools. With its fresh approach to creating and delivering customized digital content, Knomadix is leading the emerging mobile education market with learning aids and classroom tools for teachers, curriculum specialists, content developers, and publishers.
Knomadix goes beyond digital textbooks to make the mobile learning environment a customizable teaching tool. This accelerates the adoption of mobile devices, maximizes their usefulness in classrooms, and increases teacher’s ability to personalize content for individual students. Currently, Knomadix is working with leading mobile device manufacturers and innovative school districts to validate its flagship mobile learning platform in K-12 classrooms across the country.
About Wylie ISD
Wylie Independent School District (wylieisd.net), a fast growing school system in southern Collin County, is 24 miles northeast of metropolitan Dallas. Covering 41 square miles, the district of more than 13,000 students serves the City of Wylie as well as families in the surrounding communities of Sachse, Murphy, Lucas, Lavon and St. Paul. Wylie ISD has 19 campuses including two 4A high schools, one alternative high school, three junior high schools (grades 7 and 8), three intermediate schools (grades 5 and 6) and ten elementary campuses (grades Pre-K through 4).
Wylie ISD offers an outstanding academic program with a focus on character education beginning in elementary school. The curriculum includes a wide range of programs from culinary arts to television production. The district emphasizes technology in the classroom and as a communications tool for parents.
David Vinson, PhD., is Superintendent of Schools of Wylie ISD.