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Posted Monday, April 25, 2011
Bonlee, NC - Students at Bonlee Elementary School are discovering how much fun learning with SMART Boards can be. Prior to this school year, SMART Board were only available in middle school classrooms at Bonlee. With tight budget constraints, the Bonlee PTA stepped in to help provide a SmartBoard in the school computer lab, and an additional SmartBoard was installed in the media center recently.
The latter purchase was made possible through instructional funding. The location of the SMART Boards maximizes their availability to students and teachers and makes them accessible to all grade levels.
While students and teachers alike would ideally like to see SMART Boards in all classrooms, they are most appreciative of Principal Daniel Haithcox and the Bonlee PTA’s efforts to stay up to date with 21st Century learning. This is a step in the right direction, and with administrative and PTA support more boards are likely to find their way onto the walls of Bonlee’s classrooms.
The response to those recently installed has been phenomenal. Stacie Perry, Bonlee curriculum coach, believes this is a step in the right direction and is thrilled to see teachers embracing this new equipment so effectively. When teachers ask for volunteers to interact with text on the boards, hands fill the air.
“This is the kind of engagement and excitement every teacher desires to see,” remarked Perry.
Bonlee is on its way to increasing the use of instructional technology one SMART Board at a time.