Illawarra Sports High School Celebrates Edtech Success
Illawarra Sports High School in Berkeley, New South Wales 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, Illawarra Sports High School impressed the panel of judges and won a state-of-the-art education technology package worth $5,000 AUD.
In their video entry, Illawarra Sports High School explained all of the exciting things that they could be able to do if they had access to an ActivPanel, including communicate with its sister school in Bali.
Jennifer Jurman-Hilton, Teacher at Illawarra Sports High School said “Our students and staff are over the moon to be chosen as a Promethean Grant winner! This technology is exactly what our 21st century learners need and deserve. It will give our students the opportunity to collaborate on creative projects and communicate with our sister school in Indonesia. I am incredibly excited to be ‘flipping’ our classroom – there is so much potential”.
Illawarra Sports High School’s ActivPanel was installed in early 2019. 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.