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Re-Imagine Education: Text Book In A SIM Card

Ruta Danyte

In developed countries, tablets and e-readers have become the solution to large, heavy textbooks. But for Philippine public schools students, even the cheapest model is worth more than what their families make in a month. In fact, the only gadgets most own are one or two old analog mobiles phones, used mainly for texting.

But what if you could use these millions of phones to create a new brand of textbook and turn official school texts into 160-character messages?

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  • Center for Teaching Quality

    Ruta, Thanks for sharing this inspirational video about innovating new solutions to help students access education. We are currently engaging in multiple discussions about redesigning and re-imagining schools in the United States at our collaboratory ( These are the kinds of creative and collaborative new ideas that excite those of us working every day toward a goal of access to quality education for all students.

    • Ruta Danyte

      Thanks. Just joined your network! The first thing that caught my eye - your blog post about teacherpreneurs :) Love the idea.

      • Center for Teaching Quality

        Excellent! We actually are publishing a book this summer titled Teacherpreneurs! We also have a TON of other information about the idea on the Collaboratory. Hope you enjoy exploring there! Use the search feature at the top to find specific resources on teacherpreneurs. Happy hunting--we're so glad to learn with you on the network :)

        • Ruta Danyte

          Can't wait to read the book! Thanks for the tip, will keep an eye on your site :)