Vic touts its connected classrooms: pics

Vic touts its connected classrooms: pics

Summary: The Victorian Education Department officially opened its latest "connected classroom" on Friday with the state's Education Minister Martin Dixon doing the honours.


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    The connected classroom features an interactive whiteboard that is sensitive to touch. Here, a teacher is writing down notes on the interactive whiteboard using only touch.

    Other technology in the classroom includes fast internet access, videoconferencing gear and wireless projectors.

    Minister Dixon said that he would like to see confident, specialist schools use government grants to purchase tech to suit their own needs, rather than have the education department prescribe inadequate devices.

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    The interactive whiteboard also comes with an extensive toolkit in both hardware and software form.

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    Dixon and Dell's general manager public sector for Australia and New Zealand, Bernie Kelly, helps students in their history lesson using a digital projector and Dell laptops.

Topics: Dell, Government, Government AU, Hardware, Laptops

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