21st-CENTURY CLASSROOM – Lake Superior State University School of Education Assistant Dean Donna Fiebelkorn demonstrates a SMART interactive whiteboard for LSSU's Board of Trustees during their tour of the School's new learning environment room on Nov. 7. The hybrid whiteboard/high-def projector is completely interactive with a lecturer's handwriting and gestures, and can post or retrieve everything from notes to interactive presentations from the Internet as needed. The room's furniture and dividers deploy to accommodate any group or application. A Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) wireless architecture integrates laptops and tablet devices into learning activities, instructional strategies, and learner presentations. This semester the classroom will let LSSU student teachers explore and integrate new technologies that enhance learning. It will also be used for biology and nursing classes, with an eye towards making all LSSU classrooms BYODs. Run a Web search on LSSU School of Education for all the latest news. (LSSU/John Shibley)
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