Interactive Learning Keeps Kindergartners Engaged

I love the interactive aspect of the technology.
I love the interactive aspect of the technology." - Steven Attrino
Ms. Covington works with a student as he gets the right amount of apples in the right place on his chart.
Ms. Covington works with a student as he gets the right amount of apples in the right place on his chart.
Students are each encouraged to use the SmartBoard.
Students are each encouraged to use the SmartBoard.
Mr. Attrino lends a hand understanding the difference between the two charts.
Mr. Attrino lends a hand understanding the difference between the two charts.
Kindergarten students working on their charts.
Kindergarten students working on their charts.

Countrywood's kindergarten students are using today’s latest technology to enhance their curriculum, and from the looks on their engaged faces, they’re embracing the technology as much as their teachers are. Mr. Thomas Simonetti, a writer from the company Teq, recently visited Mr. Attrino's and Ms. Covington's
kindergarten class as their special guest and observed the day's lesson and use of SmartBoard technology.
 

Mr. Simonetti was at Countrywood to gather firsthand information for a story for the Teq website about teachers who not only integrate the latest technology into their classrooms but use it to its fullest to enhance the curriculum for their students. 

Kindergarten students tend to be multisensory learners, and the use of SmartBoard technology, which allows them to use their tactile, visual, and auditory senses, really captures their attention. “Kids at this age like to get up out of their seats and move around, and the SmartBoard tends to keep them engaged and involved,” said Mr. Attrino. "I love the interactive aspect of the technology, where kids can come up to the board and move things around. The lesson that Mr. Simonetti observed, which was about sorting and graphing using the SmartBoard, kept them very engaged.” 

Teq is the nation’s largest provider of interactive classroom technology and support services. “We are looking to highlight how teachers out in the field are incorporating technology in their classrooms," said Mr. Simonetti. The Countrywoood story should be up on the Teq website by October 15. Go to www.teq.com and click on "blog" to see the story.