Hickory Creek Elementary School (Warren County Schools, McMinnville, TN) has a vision of motivating their students to “strive for academic excellence” so that they are empowered to “become productive members of society.” Principal Mike Mansfield and Katrina Haley, Director of Technology at Warren County Schools, understand that this generation’s children are digital natives so to best serve their needs, as well as prepare them for the future, they look for ed tech solutions that will engage both students and teachers.
While looking for innovative and dynamic educational technology that students could ‘grow’ with as they move through the grades, they were introduced to the ProColor interactive flat panel display by Boxlight partner, Central Technologies. When a representative came to showcase the numerous features of the ProColor panel, Mansfield and Haley decided this solution was worth the investment.
Mansfield and Haley planned to introduce the panels to Hickory Creek starting with the Kindergarten teachers, meeting with them to discuss the potential for the ProColor interactive panels to boost student engagement. To ease any hesitation, Mansfield brought in some kindergarten students to model the interactive panel’s interactive and simple-to-use features. After seeing how easily young learners could navigate the tools and their engagement with the ProColor, teachers were eager to start using them in their classrooms.
What are a few of the innovative features of the Boxlight ProColor?
- 4K ultrahigh definition LCD display that produces a clear and vivid picture so that activities, images, and web applications are bright and attractive
- MimioStudio™ classroom software which allows teachers to build and present unique interactive lessons quickly and simply to better meet the learning needs of the class
- MimioMarket app store offers over 100 educational apps that are created to engage and motivate students, such as Coding, Math, Literacy, Science, stories, and games
Teacher response to the ProColor panels has been positive. Mansfield has observed that teachers are “becoming more tech savvy” and is pleased that the interactive panels are being used more than their previous tech set up of short-throw projectors.
“The Boxlight panels are easily visible in a large room with different kinds of lighting,” states Haley. “These panels offer so much more than what a projector provides, like software that includes curriculum-related sources and increased student engagement in the classroom.”
For more on the positive overall experience of Hickory Creek Elementary School, read the case study here.