User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


60° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Smart Table Helping St. Michael Students Learn

August 30, 2011, 5:03 PM by Nicole Winters

Smart Table Helping St. Michael Students Learn
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Technology has been taking over classrooms all over KELOLAND.  Now, St. Michael Elementary School is incorporating yet another new high tech tool.

Using their fingertips to answer, four St. Michael Elementary students are working together to come up with a solution for a mathematical equation.

"You can touch it like an iPhone or an iPad," student Deja Vu said.

Students of all grade levels are demonstrating how the school's new interactive Smart Table works.

"You try to figure out the right question," student Jake Bain said.

The high tech learning center on wheels is similar to a smart board. Students follow audio and text instructions to solve problems. It can be used by up to eight students at a time, forcing them to work closely together.

"They can bounce ideas off of each other and they can also put all of their ideas into one, what they think, and compare it to another," instructor Alyssa Hansen said.

Hansen teaches Jumpstart at St. Michael, and says the new teaching tool has a variety of educational applications, along with games, fusing learning with fun.

"It's pretty cool," Bain said.

The Smart Table can be used in different classrooms because it can be set from pre-school all the way up to sixth grade.

"You can personalize it, create your own to meet the individual needs of your students, as well as using whole class ones," Hansen said.

Teachers will also be able to use it to assess students, and find out what areas they need help in.

"For teachers it gives us a chance to see how that student is thinking, what their thought process is, and compare it to another one so we know what kind of learners they are, and how we can meet their individual needs," Hansen said.

Right now the Smart Table is mainly being used by the Jumpstart class, academic services and some kindergarten classrooms.

Teachers say they're still getting used to the new technology, and hope to learn more about what it's capable of throughout the year.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Murder Victim Stabbed, Suspect Got Pills

4/17/2014 10:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in the city's second homicide of 2014.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story
Remains Found In Car Are Missing Girls

4/15/2014 1:39 PM

After more than 40 years, the families of two missing teenage girls now know what happened to them.

Full Story
Evidence From Car Led Authorities To Cold Case Conclusion

4/16/2014 11:35 AM

A more than 40-year-old cold case has been closed after South Dakota authorities announced on Tuesday the remains found in an old Studebaker submerged...

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED