School expands technology use to give teachers instant feedback

Immediately after answering four questions about fractions, Gabriella Martin knows she has the first, third and fourth right but the second has an X next to it, showing it is wrong.

“There are X’s and checks. If you get an X, you try to do it again and see if you get it right,” said the 10-year-old fifth-grader.

Her class is one of four at Anna Barry School that is using new technology to give teachers and students instant feedback on what children have learned and what concepts they need extra help to comprehend.Each child is given a device that looks like a remote control with numbers and letters.

Each child has a password, and every response they key into the devices are sent electronically to the school’s interactive white boards.

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