SAN DIEGO, CA--Answering its teachers' request for advanced interactive presentation tools, Klein Independent School District in Texas recently installed Hitachi Software's StarBoard interactive whiteboards in 34 campus locations. Sold through Troxell Communications, the FX Series StarBoards were installed in elementary, intermediate and high schools throughout the district.
Using interactive technology tools to maximize the learning experience was part of the district's technology and strategic plan. "The interactive whiteboards were originally requested by our teachers," commented Ann McMullan, Executive Director of Educational Technology at Klein School District. "In response, we instituted a pilot program and monitored the impact of the whiteboards on student learning. The results of the pilot program lead to the inclusion of interactive whiteboards as part of the district's overall strategy for incorporating 21st century digital tools in all classrooms, to assure success for all students."
Since implementation of interactive whiteboards in K-8 classrooms and lesson plans, Klein School District students are more engaged in their own learning. Students are not only receiving lesson materials in an interactive format, they are actively preparing interactive responses.