Mobile lab in your pocket

Can schools efficiently use students’ interest in mobile devices? Is it possible to forward «gadget fever» to scientific and research way? Is such a conservative social institution as education able to cooperate with gadgets? Mobile application iLab supported by FASIE has the answers. iLab suits social and pedagogical interests. Using this app raises students’ academic performance, saves teachers’ time and brings some new points into ordinary lessons. This article tells you about general characteristics of the app and its architecture. In addition, you will meet some cases of its usage in real school life.

Keywords: education, innovations, mobile application, schools, project activities, smartphone, kids science, pedagogics, russian federal educational standarts