Trialling New Technology in the Classroom

Churston has been lucky enough to take part in a trial of some fantastic new technology – a 75inch Interactive Multitouch Whiteboard. We are one of the first schools in the South West to trial this state-of-the-art learning tool.

The board is being used by many different subject areas during the trial period – to see how it engages students to be more interactive when learning within the current curriculum, and allows staff to teach concepts in new and exciting ways.

In this morning’s Year 7 maths class on 3D shapes, students could spin, move and turn the shapes bringing the usual 2D shapes we see on a normal screen or within pages of a book, to life. And as a result the students were able to grasp the concept of surfaces, edges and vertices in an alternative way.

The students then went on to take part in an interactive quiz game with multiple users, challenging and testing what they had just learnt.

As a school we are always looking for new technology that benefits students’ learning and is compatible with our current systems and to take part in a trial like this is beneficial for all.