Friday, December 4, 2015

No Fear of New

Excited to see our Response to Intervention (RTI) teachers use new technology "out of the box."

Through a local, public school partnership, students who receive additional academic help have access to a new resources: a ClearTouch Interactive panel.

Within a couple hours of wheeling it into their room, these teachers had mastered its basic operations. (We found the large screen and excellent speakers worked well for Christmas song fireplace videos!) And then without any hesitancy, those teachers sat a group of kids in front and began using it for connecting word skill practice.

The biggest selling point to this device is its multi-touch capability and how it can convert to a table top so that kids can gather around it. My challenge is to find educational software content that will successfully use those features in ways that meet our students' needs!