Remember the days when you wanted to be the kid to get to write on the chalk board?
Well now it's the stylus pen. So when your student goes to school today, will they use a chalkboard or a Polyvision board?
For students in Madison school, administrators hope to add the higher tech boards in each classroom.
Mrs. Biswell's third grade class was among the first to get these high-tech interactive boards.
"We've had a great time using our Polyvision board so far. We've done different things with it such as using it for practice for ISAT interactively. We have used it for.. groups using it for the reading workshop time for the responses," said Lori Biswell.
Biswell says the boards have many valuable uses.
"Everything on the computer can be projected onto the screen. there's also interactive things you can use with the pen that you wouldn't be able to do on the computer. It's also used as an Elmo, which is where you can just put something down in front of it and it can be projected up on the screen," said Biswell.
Other classrooms are up for "adoption" which means you can raise or donate the money to get a board in a specific room.
The boards cost more than $2,000 each to get; A high price to pay for already cash-strapped education budgets.
But when the school asked the community for help, the PTA banded together to raise the money to put these boards in the classrooms at this school using the Adopt-a-Classroom program.
PTA Vice President Crissie Duran is the co-chair of the technology committee and she helped spearhead the efforts to raise the money to bring these boards to the classrooms. She says it's very important to introduce technology new technology.
"It's really the way that our future is going and the way our kids learn and perceive things. I have a second-grader and he's been using my iPhone since he was 3 years old," said Duran.
Duran says she hopes a board can be installed in every classroom eventually with the Adopt-a-Classroom program.
If you'd like to help, you can help by contacting the school. If you have a teacher at Madison that is near and dear to your heart, just let the school know you want that donation to go to that classroom.
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