Digital whiteboard rollout coming

LOCAL schools are set to benefit from the O’Farrell Government’s rollout of new interactive digital whiteboards.

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced 4300 of these whiteboards will be installed in 1000 schools across the state, 27 throughout the Clarence and Richmond valleys.

Member for Clarence Steve Cansdell has welcomed the announcement.

“This major investment in local schools means we are giving our students and teachers the best possible facilities to create a great learning environment,” he said.

“Interactive digital whiteboards transform the learning process and prepare students to work in a connected, digital world.

“This technology allows teachers to personalise lessons, use a variety of media and access information from online learning programs on sites such as NASA without leaving the classroom.”

Mr O’Farrell believes children statewide should have access to the best possible technology to aid their learning and added the rollout would be prioritised to schools identified on the basis of student learning needs.

The rollout is expected to be completed by the start of term one in 2012.



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