When Holly Rocchetti started teaching fifth grade at Mount Vernon Community School in Alexandria, VA, about six years ago, she relied heavily on textbooks, Xeroxed handouts, and a chalkboard. These traditional methods may have worked at the time, but over the next few years they gave way to an array of technology-based educational solutions. Among them is a SMART Board interactive whiteboard (aka, “smart board”) that Rocchetti uses to teach across all subjects.
Rocchetti used her first smart board two years ago while working at a city charter school that had bought several of them with an educational grant. “I immediately saw how it kept students engaged and on task, I was sold on using it,” she explained. “They were involved, out of their seats, and wanting to learn more. It was life-changing.”
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