Apr. 7, 2012 | POLAHS Receives Technology Grant

Thanks to the generosity of the Barona Band of Mission Indians, the POLAHS Calculus class will receive a set of "MOBI" real-time assessment hardware and software, including 25 classroom clickers and a ceiling-mounted LCD projector. The POLAHS application was accompanied by a nomination from Senator Ted Lieu.
Like an interactive chalkboard, the MOBI looks similar to an iPad. It allows our teachers to interact with digital content from our EBSCO Host online library database; seamlessly integrate lesson plans with textbook content and question archives; and instantly access online teaching resources.
The MOBI clickers make real-time student assessment possible. Students are each given a clicker, with which they can respond to a teacher's questions. The software captures their responses, then immediately displays the information using a ceiling-mounted projector. The clicker system simplifies grading by automatically logging student responses into a database for scoring. Teachers can evaluate responses to tailor instruction toward specific areas of learning need. "Clickers keep testing and assessment instantaneous and fun. We are so grateful to the Barona Tribe and Senator Ted Lieu for recognizing the importance of this learning tool," said Principal Tom Scotti.