Wisconsin Technology Initiative Visits Elmbrook Schools
27 April 2012
The School District of Elmbrook was proud to host a visit by the Wisconsin Technology Initiative (WTI) this week. WTI representatives toured Dixon and Swanson Elementary Schools, where teachers showcased technology tools including ipads, SMART Boards, SMART Document Cameras and SMART Response Systems.
WTI provided a $50,000 technology grant to the district this year, which completed the Elmbrook Education Foundation's campaign to equip every elementary school classroom with a SMART Document Camera. SMART Document Cameras are able to project text from a book, three-dimensional objects, a student’s written work or a teacher’s original work onto a SMART Board at a magnified level for all students to see. Content and images displayed on the SMART Board can then be captured digitally to allow for group editing, saving for later use, or sharing across classrooms. Ultimately, the document camera supports a greater level of student engagement and increased understanding through its responsiveness to just-in-time classroom learning needs.
Pictured below are WTI founders John and Tashia Morgridge interacting with students.