Smart board keeps students in touch

STUDENTS at Centaur Public School have the world at their fingertips, literally.

A new interactive touch-screen whiteboard allows students and teachers to access a wealth of resources instantly.

The school was able to buy the $6000 “smart board” thanks to generous donations from Tweed Unlimited Arts' Wednesday Painters, Professionals Real Estate and South Tweed Sports Club.

Principal Darren Scott said the computerised board, which brings the school's total to three, are marvellous additions to classrooms.

“It simply brings our access to information and technology up to speed,” he said.

“But it all comes back to how effective their teachers utilise this resource.”

Mr Scott said the school has a program for teachers to skill themselves in the technology.

“The only ones with the difficulty are myself and some teachers, not the children.

“Kids are engaged 100 per cent because it is their world.”

The one-and-a-half-metre screen allows classes to inter- act in activities, surf the net, print the screen and more.

The school's long-term goal is to have a smart board in all their classrooms.



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