Funds Needed for Electronic White Boards
*Money raised is
NMS Foundation 2010-2011
Electronic White Boards
& Overhead Projectors
Did you know that Forsyth County and Cherokee County have electronic white boards in their classrooms? In regards to technology, North Fulton County Schools are lagging behind and the Foundation would like to help Northwestern catch up. Like it or not, technology has become a way of life for our children. By placing our kids into a traditional school setting with text books and lectures, a lot of the content is lost, because their attention is lost. Having technology be a part of their classes, enables a seamless link to be made between the technology and the subject material. Electronic white boards are just one example of technology that is needed and would be benefit to our students.
Definition: Interactive electronic white boards (smart boards) are synchronized to an attached computer and the information is displayed through an overhead projector mounted on the ceiling. At this point, the whiteboard then becomes like a large touch screen monitor and users can interact with it.
- Teachers can use electronic white boards as a blackboard.
(i.e. If a student is absent or miss a concept taught in class, all information can be captured and sent to the teachers BLOG for review.)
- Gives the teacher instant access to a vast array of electronic resources on the web (i.e. Google Earth when studying Geography)
- Having a Virtual classroom BUDDY in another part of the world, allowing them to talk and see them live.
- Science experiments
- Interactive with the students in all subject areas
- The flexibility and the scope of imaginative lesson planning is huge
Approx. cost per class for complete smart board set up: $1400
Number of classrooms: 79 Total
Number of students at NMS(2011-2012): 1246
Number of classrooms remaining: 15
$21,000 needed as of 7/1/2012
Approx. cost per student: $15 to meet GOAL in every student contributed!
Johnny Lee is a researcher and developer who came up with a low cost electronic white board solution using a standard Wii Controller and an infrared pen. You can turn any flat surface into an interactive white board at a fraction of the cost. Click below to watch his YouTube video.
You Tube Video