Monday, April 2, 2012

New Technology in the Burlington Early Childhood Center

We are happy to announce that the technology resources continue to grow in the preschool. Touch IT interactive white boards have been installed in four of our preschool classrooms. After using them for just a week, we’re not sure who is more excited, the teachers or the students!

The Touch IT Boards allow our teachers to project books, educational software, websites, and lessons from their computers onto the whiteboard. Our students can access the content by using their fingers or a stylus. Our teachers can also use these boards to project apps, books, and videos from their iPads. So far our Barnyard Buddies have used the boards for transportation vocabulary activities, the Busy Bees and Puppy Pals have practiced letter formation, and the Cub Cadets have used it to view space shuttle travel. We are looking forward to learning and exploring more with this technology.

A special thank you to the BPS tech crew for getting us up and running. Dennis Villano, Bob Cuhna, Andy Marcinek, and John Allegretto were like rock stars to our students once they saw the boards working. And thank you to our superintendent, Dr. Eric Conti, for his continued commitment to providing technology to students across all age levels.

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