Interactive tech inspires learning
SIOBHAN Charmley could ace her next science project if she gets her head around a new piece of interactive technology she says is the future of education.
She was one of 20 year 12 Emmaus College students who, this week, had a first-hand insight into the new ActivInspire technology which generates more interaction between teacher and student through mobile devices and computer software.
Promethean, a global education company, brought its mobile 12-metre-long learning facility and gadgets to Emmaus College to show how the technology worked.
Assistant principal of teaching and learning Simon Warren said the school was in the process of a $12 million upgrade, including a new science building, and the interactive devices would be a great investment for the school.
Promethean logistics manager Wil Randl said these emerging technologies had shown a 29% improvement in academic results from students.
He also said this was the first mobile classroom of its kind in Australia and among three in the world.