Year 12 student Siobhan Charmley takes part in the Promethean education system demonstration.
Year 12 student Siobhan Charmley takes part in the Promethean education system demonstration. Chris Ison

Interactive tech inspires learning

SIOBHAN Charmley could ace her next science project if she gets her head around a new piece of interactive technology she says is the future of education.

She was one of 20 year 12 Emmaus College students who, this week, had a first-hand insight into the new ActivInspire technology which generates more interaction between teacher and student through mobile devices and computer software.

Promethean, a global education company, brought its mobile 12-metre-long learning facility and gadgets to Emmaus College to show how the technology worked.

Assistant principal of teaching and learning Simon Warren said the school was in the process of a $12 million upgrade, including a new science building, and the interactive devices would be a great investment for the school.

Promethean logistics manager Wil Randl said these emerging technologies had shown a 29% improvement in academic results from students.

He also said this was the first mobile classroom of its kind in Australia and among three in the world.



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