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Cut Off Elementary receives new whiteboard technology

Cut Off Elementary receives new whiteboard technology

Supriya Jindal gets assisted by student Ada Lee Vaughan during a presentation of the new interactive whiteboard at Cut Off Elementary.

The Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana’s Children, with charter partner Walmart, awarded two interactive whiteboard systems to Cut Off Elementary School Wednesday.

With this award, all of the first grade classrooms at Cut Off Elementary School will now have interactive technology.

An interactive whiteboard is a large interactive display that connects to a computer and is typically mounted to a wall or floor stand.

They are used in a variety of settings, including classrooms at all levels of education, in corporate board rooms and work groups, in training rooms for professional sports coaching, in broadcasting studios, among others.

They make it easier for teachers to enhance lesson presentation and allow students to absorb information more easily. It also enables them to participate in group discussions by freeing them from note taking.

The award package includes, for each classroom: a laptop, a Promethean interactive whiteboard with speaker system, an interactive response system that will allow students to actively participate in the lesson, all installation, and instructor training for all teachers.

To date, the Foundation has awarded interactive whiteboard systems to over 320 classrooms across Louisiana.

Supriya Jindal said, “Interactive whiteboards are something we are beginning to see transform education across the country. A study recently released shows a 17-29 percentile gain in academic achievement in classrooms with such systems versus classrooms without.”

Ms. Jindal continued, “The Foundation is extremely proud to partner with Walmart, who helped to make this award to Cut Off Elementary School possible. With hard work, we have the opportunity to make a lasting and positive difference in education.”

“At Walmart, our mission is to help people ‘save money so they can live better,’ and serve our local communities. Through the Walmart Foundation and through the actions of our associates in our stores, we are focused on serving the community through improving education,” said Ken Cartwright, Director of Operations for Louisiana. “This is why we are honored to support the Supriya Jindal Foundation to further the efforts of educating the children of Louisiana.”

The Supriya Jindal Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, seeks to aid Louisiana’s children in all aspects of education, with special emphasis on mathematics and the sciences, while also giving teachers new tools that will foster an innovative and enriching learning environment.