Gracemere State School Celebrates Edtech Success
Gracemere State School in Queensland has beat off competition from Trans-Tasman schools to become one of the 17 successful winners of the Promethean Grant 2018. With entries from both Australia and New Zealand, Gracemere State School impressed the panel of judges and won a state-of-the-art education technology package worth $5,000 AUD.
Venetta Jones, classroom teacher at Gracemere State School said: “Winning the ActivPanel is such a reward for all of our efforts in making the video – we cannot wait to use it and show the children that when we work hard at something, it is recognised and gets rewarded.
“As a teacher, I am so excited that I will be able to use the 20-point touch screen – this will mean that all the kids can come and interact with the lesson content at the same time, which will be amazing.”
Gracemere State School’s ActivPanel was installed in January. The ActivPanel acts as an immersive and collaborative learning centre, which will help teachers and pupils alike with their lessons. With the ability to connect with other learning devices, such as laptops and tablets, pupils will be able to share their work with the class and peer-assess, alongside being able to utilise the multi-touch functionality for small groups. Promethean is looking forward to developing a partnership with the winning school to help them get the most out of the technology.