Grammar detectives are hard at work in Cheryl McLain’s first grade class at Northeast Elementary School and their primary investigative tool is a piece of technology made possible by a grant from the Lenoir County Education Foundation.
Ms. McLain used the $500 grant award to purchase a now!Board tool for her classroom.
The now!Board allows the teacher to project any typed document from her laptop onto the white board in the classroom. Students use a special highlighter with the white board to mark the adjectives, nouns, verbs and other parts of speech they’re hunting for in the story.
“The now!Board tool has really engaged my class in their writing,” Ms. McLain says.
She’s now investigating the uses of the now!Board in making math lessons as interactive as her language arts lessons have become. “I would like to be able to use this in math and have the children solve word problems, times telling with clocks and more basic math problems,” she says.