In Opelika City, Alabama, personalized learning is boosted by new technology that enhances the learning experience for students.
The school system recently invested in 108 Clear Touch panels, a new form of technology.
“It’s used as curriculum support,” said Stacy Royster, district technology coordinator. “One of the things that we’re trying to do now is get more interactive technology with the students that the students can actually use.”
According to Royster, the boards allow for students to work on individual projects.
“It’s got software on it that allows you to divide the board into regions and provide personalized learning to the students,” Royster said. “Up to 10 students can be on that board at one time doing different things.”
Students also have the benefit of virtual reality through the Google Expedition Kit..
“The Google expedition kit allows us to take the kids on virtual reality field trips,” Royster said. “It allows us to open the doors to places beyond where we are physically able to provide transportation. There are over 600 different field trips in the Google expedition’s app that works with these kids.”