SMART Boards Increase Interactivity at Academy at the Farm Charter School

May 12, 2010
Leading AV integrator AVI-SPL recently equipped Academy at the Farm with SMART's 680i interactive whiteboards and Elmo document cameras. Based in Dade City, Fla., this unique K-8 charter school uses an inclusive approach and serves nearly 400 students a year. Director Michael Rom and Instructional Technology Coordinator Ray Polk discuss their fundraising efforts, training by AVI-SPL and the excitement this technology has brought to not only the students, but the teachers as well! 0:00 - 0:48 - Background on Academy at the Farm, including technology goals and fundraising 0:49 - 1:27 - A promise to our teachers, says Instructional Technology Coordinator Ray Polk: a SMART Board in every classroom 1:28 - 2:25 - Experience with AVI-SPL's customer service and training 2:26 - 2:33 - Kindergarten teacher Amanda Reutimann's testimonial 2:34 - 2:44 - Feedback from AVI-SPL Education Market Manager Kristin Kraemer 2:45 - 3:08 - Penmanship demonstration from kindergarteners, fourth grade math student and teacher 3:09 - 3:36 - Second grade teacher Stephanie Demmons speaks about special needs students and the "hands on" nature of whiteboard technology 3:37 - 3:49 - Dr. Rom remarks on how special needs and gifted students alike can benefit from the SMART Board
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