Tamaqua teachers share hi-tech ideas for the classroom
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured during the high tech presentation from back left are Steven Behr, Tamaqua Elementary Schools principal; Chris Czapla, high school principal; Kenny Dunkelberger, technology director; Raymond Kinder, assistant superintendent; and Thomas McCabe, assistant high school principal. From front left are Carol Makuta, superintendent; teachers Kim Snyder, Dylan Peters, Melissa Day, Jolene Barron; and James Fasnacht, assistant elementary schools principle.
Tamaqua teachers had a chance to show off new ideas for their students during a recent program at the Restaurant at the Station.
The event, supported by the Tamaqua Blue Raider Foundation, is held to foster and highlight innovative programs in public education with the Tamaqua Area School District.
Some teachers chose to display their ideas or how past grant money was used.
Melissa Day, Virtual Campus Coordinator, told visitor State Sen. Dave Argall how remote devices can be used to quiz or questions students.
"The students would enter their answers onto small devices and the teacher would get their answers, thus providing immediately knowledge of what the students are learning," she explained.
Mrs. Jolene Barron, technology teacher, also talked about the advantages of using iPads in the classrooms. She said students can use it to research, record and script information.
Sponsors for the event included The Beyrent Agency, Physical Therapy Specialists and Penn State Hazleton.