Fraser Report: Technology a factor in Calgary school’s move up in rankings

By Jen Gerson, Calgary Herald

One by one, the Grade 2 students step up to the board, grasp an inkless marker and underline French vowels and new words. As if by magic, the textbook page is flipped and a new set of challenges appears. If the kids are lucky, the board will shimmer and transform into a number square that will test their math, language and jumping skills. Chalkboards are unknown in this classroom. Even whiteboards are neglected in favour of the Smart Board, a giant touch-sensitive computer screen familiar to children raised on video games and the Internet. “I like using the Smart Board because it’s fun to use and pretty cool,” said McAuley Stuce, 8.

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