Archive for Monday, September 14, 2009

District exploring new technology options

September 14, 2009

The Basehor-Linwood School District may have some cutting-edge equipment in its classrooms in the next few years.

At Monday night's Basehor-Linwood Board of Education meeting, the board discussed the possibility of purchasing interactive white boards and equipment that allowed students to manipulate the image on the board without leaving their desks. The board, referred to as a smart board, would replace standard white boards in each classroom and would open new opportunities for student-teacher presentations. Teachers could project pictures and text onto the board, and students could answer questions and provide feedback that appeared on the screen using hand-held devices.

Board members have talked about buying the equipment at several previous meetings, and Superintendent David Howard said Monday it was getting time to make a decision.

For more on this story, see Thursday's issue of the Sentinel.

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