Killough Middle School Case Study
In September of 2014, Killough Middle School faced a major challenge: they were considering bringing Interactive Whiteboard Technology into their classrooms, but they needed to take their technology needs, budget, and other options into account. As they researched these different options, they first asked themselves, "Are Interactive Whiteboards truly effective, and, if so, how do we ensure our teachers will use this technology to benefit their students and enrich their teaching experience
The Nashua School District's Instructional Technology Committee developed a definition of a 21st Century Classroom and what technology they would need to fit that designation. A projector, document camera, computer, and an interactive whiteboard system were all part of the picture. The Committee recognized that the use of interactive whiteboards allows both teacher and students the flexibility to maintain information over time, as well as to build hybrid lessons that are a combination of “old school and new school”.
Affordability and Accessibility:How BoardShare and Scholastic Book Fairs Transformed Jackson City Schools
When the Jackson City School District first started moving in the direction of implementing interactive technology in their elementary schools, they knew that they wanted to utilize the Scholastic Book Fair program. The Scholastic Book Fair catalog offered a number of different interactive technology products, and the Jackson City School District had a great deal of Scholastic dollars they could use to purchase these products.
Outliers in Education:Evaluating the Impact of Inequality in Schools
There is inequality within our school system that must be evaluated and prevented. Studies have shown that a child quality of education is strongly correlated to future projected earnings as an adult,1 making education a necessity to raise an individual's standard of living. But what prevents some students from acquiring a high level of education and propels other students towards success in the classroom? Many people believe that the success of a student is determined by how motivated they are to learn.