Trail Rotary Club donates three Smart Boards to Lackawanna Trail School District


By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Lackawanna Trail Elementary student Megan Fahey writes the adjective ‘brown’ on the Smart Board in her second grade classroom to describe a turkey.


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Members of the Trail Rotary Club of Factoryville visit Karen Shaw’s second grade classroom, to which the club recently donated a Smart Board. From left, Bill Speare, Lisa Logan Clough, Ellen Kanton and Ray Petty.


Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

FACTORYVILLE — The Lackawanna Trail School District now has three new Smart Boards, one at the high school and two at the elementary center, thanks to the Trail Rotary Club.

Smart Boards are interactive digital whiteboards that work like large computers or tablets with touch screens. Teachers can use them to teach any subject. The second grade students in Karen Shaw’s class had plenty of good things to say about their new board when the Rotary club came for a visit on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

“I love hearing the big book on the Smart Board,” said one girl.

“I like when we do Class Dojo (a classroom management program) on the Smart Board,” added another.

And another student said she simply enjoys “learning” on the Smart Board.

But the kids aren’t the only ones who learn from the piece of equipment. Shaw said she had a lot of learning to do as well when it arrived, but it was worth every minute she had to spend training on the Smart Board for the ways it enhances the classroom.

According to Rotary club member Lisa Logan Clough, the three boards cost a total of about $5,500, including shipping fees. The money was provided through the club’s various fundraisers, such as its annual breakfast at Gin’s, a flat screen TV raffle, bowling events and a matching grant.

Principal Brian Kelly said the club’s donation means all of the second grade classes now have Smart Boards and there are less than 10 classrooms left in the whole school that do not yet have them. The school’s goal is to eventually have one in each classroom.

Lackawanna Trail Elementary student Megan Fahey writes the adjective ‘brown’ on the Smart Board in her second grade classroom to describe a turkey.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Smart-Boards-1.jpgLackawanna Trail Elementary student Megan Fahey writes the adjective ‘brown’ on the Smart Board in her second grade classroom to describe a turkey. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Members of the Trail Rotary Club of Factoryville visit Karen Shaw’s second grade classroom, to which the club recently donated a Smart Board. From left, Bill Speare, Lisa Logan Clough, Ellen Kanton and Ray Petty.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_ABJ-Smart-Boards-2.jpgMembers of the Trail Rotary Club of Factoryville visit Karen Shaw’s second grade classroom, to which the club recently donated a Smart Board. From left, Bill Speare, Lisa Logan Clough, Ellen Kanton and Ray Petty. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

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