New technology changing schools

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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From kindergarten through senior high, the Decatur School District has used American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds to bringing the latest technology to the classroom.

On Thursday, Jennifer Kinder’s second grade class at Decatur’s Northside Elementary School gathered around her feet for a review of their geometry lesson. Instead of an old fashioned drill, quiz or lecture, the review consisted of a game of jeopardy using the classrooms SMART Board, a computerized interactive white board. Children divided into teams and selected a category, then were asked questions to earn points as part of a fun and interactive game.

Kinder is able to create the questions for the game show to fit whatever the children are studying. The interactive ...

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