homeworkNYC has just launched a new Dial-A-Teacher app. This exciting app connects students to homework help from live New York City teachers from 4:30 to 6:30, school days Monday to Thursday. The “speech bubble” icon on the app turns from red to green when the teachers are online.
After initiating a chat with teachers, students will be sent a clickable link through the app. It opens up an interactive whiteboard that enables students and teachers to chat, draw, launch calculators and share documents. Both teacher and student see everything the other does on the whiteboard in real-time making it the perfect environment for online homework help.
The Dial-A-Teacher App service is currently staffed in shifts by more than 40 New York City teachers who currently run the Dial-A-Teacher telephone service (212-777-3380). The phone service is celebrating its’ 30th year of operation. Teachers provide after-school homework help in every curriculum area. Math is, by far, the most popular. They help 1,100 to 1,400 students in a night, Last year calls increased by 17,000 over the previous year. Together, the staff speaks 11 languages and offer assistance to kids in kindergarten through grade 12 as well as their parents.
Read more about the Dial-A-Teacher program and their homeworkNYC app here:
“Guided Homework Help Goes Online” in Edutopia
“Dial-A-Teacher Is on A Record Pace” from the UFT
“Everyone Loves Dial-A-Teacher” from the UFT
The Dial-A-Teacher app can be embedded in most web pages, blogs or Myspace profiles. Check it out on our “Get the Apps” page on homeworkNYC.org.