The equipment has been very effective for spontaneous moments. For example, if a student asks a question about a constellation we can use the program “Starry Night” to project a star map right on the ceiling.
If something of interest happens in the news that morning, we can instantly refer to the story, and share relevant information from various sites.
If a student asks an interesting question, we can instantly look up answers and relevant information on the internet, and project in on the screen to share it with the class.
Promoting the HP initiative at our monthly staff meetings and professional development activities has brought technology issues to the forefront.
Most teachers have been exposed to the HP tablets and we now have an online booking process which simplifies access.
In the future we are hoping for improved access to computer projectors to encourage and enable more use of this technology in our classrooms.
Our main goal was to establish an infrastructure for positive change within our school.
This was achieved by incorporating structures for teacher collaboration and communication.
This year, teacher collaboration has been improved through technology training sessions, full staff discussions, and colleague observations.
In future, changes will be made to our school day to promote teacher communication. Training initiatives have been implemented in order to promote student-centered activities, such as real-time experiments, drawing of concept maps and diagrams, and research investigations.