Paper out, iPad in

Students use the Body Quest ipad app

Out with the notebook paper, in with the iPad. Computer science and software engineering doctoral candidates Jonathan Lartigue and Russell Thackston have developed an interactive iPad application that teaches elementary school students about nutrition. The application, Body Quest: Food of the Warrior, features six animated characters that provide nutrition facts and lessons through a series of games. The program is being used in third-grade classrooms across the state and is funded by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Department of Human Resources.