Report from the AGE today that the NSW State Government will install 200 high-tech digital whiteboards in NSW public schools, thus ‘transform[ing] the way education is delivered’, according to the report.
At least the accompanying photograph shows students working with the technology rather than the usual visual of a teacher flipping around maths objects to the general shock and awe of the student audience. Note the language; education is ‘delivered’, I suppose students pick it up at reception and sign for it from the courier.
One principal is quoted as saying that IWBs were: ‘”possibly the best teaching tool we’ve
The article states:
The interactive whiteboards, along with video-conferencing technology and e-learning tools, will take up $28 million of tomorrow’s 2007-08 state budget.
In the western NSW region, 168 of the 202 schools there already ave at least one interactive whiteboard, according to the NSW Department of Education and Training.
Full report HERE
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