Tech­nol­ogy in­vest­ments an­nounced for schools

The Compass - - CLASSIFIED -

The prov­ince will be in­tro­duc­ing $2 mil­lion worth of com­put­ers and in­ter­ac­tive white board tech­nol­ogy to schools.

In a press re­lease dated Feb. 9, the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment said 1,450 new com­puter sys­tems and 272 in­ter­ac­tive white boards will be added to schools to en­hance learn­ing through the use of tech­nol­ogy. Of those items, 750 com­put­ers and 121 white boards will be spread amongst schools in the East­ern School District.

In­ter­ac­tive white boards, or SMART Boards, al­low teach­ers to make use of au­dio, videos, maps, on­line re­sources, and other fea­tures through the use of a com­puter. All this can be achieved through the touch­sen­si­tive board.

Ac­cord­ing to fig­ures in the press re­lease, there are 22,000 com­put­ers in the K-12 school sys­tem, of which 3,300 are at least five years old. The new pur­chase will al­low some of those com­put­ers to be re­tired. The in­vest­ment in white boards will in­crease the to­tal num­ber in use at schools to al­most 1,700.

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