Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Great idea for technology and kids

I saw this ARTICLE in the local paper today. A mother designed a system to work with cellphones to prevent their use in a car. What I like the most about it is that it is really geared towards teen drivers, who are most likely to use their cell phone and text while driving.
The system is called the iZUP. The iZUP will be available online at getiZUP.com next month. A single device will cost $4.95 a month or $49.95 year or a family plan with three or more devices will cost $5.95 a month or $59.95 a year.

I will be mentioning this to parents of my students and talking to my students about texting and using cell phones while driving. In my physics classes I can relate this to forces and the damage and impact makes. In the EMT class, I show them the results of accidents from distracted drivers.

While this is not a free resource, it is very worthwhile.


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