“iona” came about from the need to update current high school educational platforms which haven’t changed much in the last few decades, particularly in the sciences. Students today are growing up in a vastly different environment than they were even ten years ago, but high school chemistry is still being taught the same way it was 30 years ago: with textbooks, lectures, and labs. Labs are valuable, however, through research, not one student found the textbook helpful or would even use to it study. It’s time for teaching tools to catch up and engage students in the same ways as the rest of the world.
This project took 12 weeks total from initial research to prototype and it is still in development.