Prairie Valley Schools Use Smart Table™ To Engage Early Learners

Prairie Valley School Division (PVSD) in Saskatchewan, Canada, has adopted the SMART Table interactive learning center for all of its 38 kindergarten classrooms. PVSD began installing the SMART Table in September 2010, as a means of engaging early learners, keeping them interested in the curriculum and introducing them to classroom technology in small groups.

The SMART Table interactive learning center is mobile, which allows teachers to use them it in many of their pre-kindergarten and first-grade classes. According to PVSD teachers, students as young as three years of age adapt to the SMART Table quite naturally, sorting shapes and identifying colors while learning to take turns and developing early social skills.

SMART Technologies introduced the SMART Table interactive learning center in 2008 as the world’s first multi-touch, multi-user interactive learning center designed specifically for early learners. Using the SMART Table enables groups of early education students to work simultaneously on one surface, helping them to build cognitive, social and fine motor skills, while providing access to all students, including those with special needs.

In addition to the 38 SMART Table interactive learning centers, the school division has 191 SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards, equipping approximately half of its classrooms and instructional spaces. According to division officials, SMART products were introduced not only to engage students, but to help recruit teachers graduating from university and who are interested and ready to use classroom technology products to remain current with student learning patterns.

Advanced offers hands on trial of the SMART Table

The SMART Table is going on an Ontario road trip so that teachers and students can explore its possibilities, see its functionalities, and make informed decisions when deciding to purchase one for their schools.

Interested teachers and boards can have a SMART Table delivered to their school by visiting http://www.advanced-education.com and they will arrange to bring the Table to you to try at no obligation or cost. Advanced will also provide support and help link real curriculum so teachers and students in it as they would if they purchased the product.

For more information about the SMART Table, SMART interactive whiteboards, and other SMART products and software, visit Advanced Education at www.advanced-education.com or contact them at info@advanced-education.com or toll-free 1-800-502-0035.

About Advanced Education

Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Advanced Education is the leader in providing audiovisual classroom technology to Ontario schools.  With experience working with over 60 school districts in Ontario, Advanced has demonstrated they possess the skills and experience to turn any classroom, lecture hall or computer lab into an effective, efficient presentation environments.

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