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Technology Helps Teachers, Students

A 65-inch interactive screen used at the front of the class to improve student interaction and engagement. With the rapid change in the digital world, it is critical that young
03 Jun 2018 11:00
Technology Helps Teachers, Students
Head Teacher of Nawaka District School Heten Kumar with his students after receiving the new ActivPanel i-Series from Promethean at their school in Nadi on June 1, 2018. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

A 65-inch interactive screen used at the front of the class to improve student interaction and engagement.

With the rapid change in the digital world, it is critical that young people are given the opportunity to learn the art of using new technologies around them.

These were the sentiments of Promethean Head of Region – Aus­tralia- New Zealand, Alistair Hay­ward after donating an ActivPanel-I-Series at Nawaka District School in Nadi on Friday.

He was accompanied by 20 busi­ness partners from Australia and New Zealand with the founder of Nawaka Education Charitable Trust, Wallace Bain.

This is the fourth ActivPanel-I-Series to be donated to the school. They cost about $9000 each.

Mr Hayward said they would pro­vide skills training to help teach­ers and school management use the new technology effectively.

The state-of-the-art technology is a modern interactive flat panel donated by Promethean. A 65-inch interactive screen used at the front of the class to improve student in­teraction and engagement.

Supplied with Promethean’s in­teractive teaching software pack­ages, ActivInspire and ClassFlow, teachers and students will benefit from a modern classroom experi­ence – putting them on a par with leading schools worldwide.

“We’re excited to be returning to Nawaka District School to see how the technology has been embedded over the past six months,” Mr Hay­ward said.

“We’re also extremely proud to be bringing our business partners so that they can see first-hand how we are developing a sustainable and long-term partnership with the vil­lage.

“It’s not enough to simply donate the technology.

“For us, as an education technol­ogy company, we want to work closely with the teachers, students and wider community to ensure the technology is helping to raise standards and ultimately help im­prove the employment prospects of the children,”.

School headteacher Heten Kumar, who has been in the teaching field over the past 20 years, said the new technology would enhance learn­ing in a school with the roll of 500 students.

“This technology is very expen­sive and we want to thank Pro­methean for its donation to the school, which will improve learn­ing in classrooms,” he said.

Edited by Percy Kean

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