Prescott Primary Northern is an established and popular primary school in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. With 430 pupils, it is the largest primary in the 48-school network of Adventist Schools Australia (ASA), and continues to grow, with another grade 3 class being added in 2020.
Like many primary schools, Prescott Primary Northern sees the benefits of classroom technology to engage pupils and deliver memorable lessons. They have been long term users of interactive whiteboards – which are loved by teachers and pupils.
But their technology had been in place for quite a while and was getting past its best. The boards were getting unreliable – touch was inaccurate, the boards worked one day and not the next, video was bright one day, and unwatchable the next. It had turned the boards from a fantastic teaching aid into a disruptive distraction and teachers were so frustrated they simply stopped using them.
Teachers in the lower grades wanted to use the board to teach cursive writing, but found that the touch functionality wasn’t accurate enough, even when working.
So the time was right for Prescott to look for replacement boards. Paul Koczwara is the school’s ICT manager, whose role is to support the teachers and the classroom. He was at the EduTech conference when he saw the Clevertouch interactive whiteboards, demonstrated by ASI Solutions.
“I was really impressed when I saw Clevertouch”, says Paul, “because until then, I had not found anything that could meet our needs for accuracy. It offers plenty of additional functionality as well, which is a bonus, but the key thing that I was interested in was that Clevertouch had the accuracy that our teachers needed, including the teachers of the lower grades.”
The school has a long-standing relationship with Clevertouch’s exclusive Australian partner, ASI Solutions. “We had bought our previous boards through ASI,” says Paul, “but when they showed us Clevertouch and told us they had become the exclusive Australian partner, it was the perfect combination of a great product and a trusted supplier.”
“ASI understands our commercial as well as technical needs”, says Paul, “and were able to structure an offer that meant we could replace 13 boards in one hit, making the logistics of the project much simpler. They also provided training for our teachers on Clevertouch and they cover us for support.”
The Clevertouch interactive touchscreens have made a real difference at Prescott Primary. The teachers are happy with their new technology and are back to being able to rely on it as an integral part of their teaching.
“At least once a week, a teacher thanks me for the screens”, says Paul, “and tells me how amazing they are. Some of the kids even say ‘thank you’ too!”, he adds.
“The teachers are happy instead of frustrated and the pupils are engaged and enjoying the interactive lessons.”
Clevertouch is the fastest growing interactive touchscreen manufacturer in Australia and has just launched the brand new easy to use IMPACT Plus touchscreens for education that will fit seamlessly into any existing set up. Clevertouch products are designed for teachers by teachers.
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