Orange Public School celebrates Edtech success
Trans-Tasman Schools battled it out in the Promethean Grant Competition and Orange Public School (OPS) is now celebrating a win. OPS beat off competition to become one of 17 successful winners in the Promethean Grant 2018 competition. With entries from both Australia and New Zealand, Orange Public School impressed the panel of judges and won a state-of-the-art education technology package worth $5,000.
To participate in the Promethean Grant, schools were encouraged to submit a video entry to explain why they would benefit from winning an ActivPanel. Judged on three criteria, pupils had to display creativity, explain their need for the technology and the impact that it would have on their school if they were successful. A total of 17 winners were chosen out of over 60 entries.
In their video entry, Orange Public School’s children presented why they had a ‘State of Emergency’ with technology in the school and how an ActivPanel would resolve this situation.
Tanya Felice, classroom teacher at OPS said, “We are really blown away, we didn’t expect to win! It’s so exciting as we can see what potential the new ActivPanel will have in our lessons, it will transform learning in our year one classroom and really make our activities more interactive.”
The school’s ActivPanel was installed in January. The ActivPanel acts as an immersive and collaborative learning centre, which will help teachers and pupils alike with their lessons. With the ability to connect with other learning devices, such as laptops and tablets, pupils will be able to share their work with the class and peer-assess, alongside being able to utilise the multi-touch functionality for small groups.