Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Aiming to Make Learning Fun

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Aiming to Make Learning Fun

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Byline: Joanna Desira

A Stockton school has undergone a classroom revolution and introduced 21st Century technology to teaching.

Oak Tree Primary School has said goodbye to blackboards and introduced interactive whiteboards into every classroom.

The local authority has the cash to pay for two interactive whiteboards for every school.

But staff and governors at Oak Tree, in Newham Grange Avenue, decided to invest in another 17.

They allow teachers to run educational computer programmes and digital video clips to aid teaching.

A teacher can ask a pupil to go up to the board and click on answers or a Who Want's to be a Millionaire television-style programme can be run where children have their own buttons to choose what they think is the correct answer.

Pictures and images may illustrate a maths problem or help teach pupils how to use instruments like a protractor, while Second World War footage can be shown in a history lesson.

The new technology also enables pupils to play a more active role in the school's website. …

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