ACTIVboards in Classrooms

Children in the Warren County school district are using a new interactive technology called ACTIVboards.

Natcher Elementary's music teacher, Leslie Lloyd, says: "It's so interactive with the children. I can't wait to have one in my room."

The district recently took on a 4 million dollar initiative to install ACTIVboards in every classroom.

These boards can serve as a chalkboard, overhead projector, or TV, so virtually any lesson can be taught using one of these boards.

Teachers can also give tests on the boards and the students anonymously submit answers using an ACTIVote, where they punch in their answer.

Education Trainer, Alice Cantrell, says: "If they knew you were using them and at the end of every lesson they were going to have to respond the students will pay more attention."

Teachers can also see how the class ranks as a whole and will know immediately if anything needs to be reviewed again.

Cantrell says: "Immediately I would know my students knew which shapes go in which parts or if this is something that I'm going to have to review again, but it allows me to have immediate feedback."

Teachers can also chart the progress students are making throughout the year.

The Warren County school district plans to have ACTIVboards in every classroom by the beginning of the next school year.

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