Mrs Zaskia Kuun, Deputy Principal of Monte Vista Primary School, says that the use of Clevertouch boards, sourced from IAS-AV, has been “a positive experience”.
Ms Kuun says: “We purchased the Clevertouch boards in 2018. Since then it has been embraced by all educators; we currently have 29 Interactive screens. Our learners are very visual and grow up knowing how to use screens (tablets, phones) and technology. This is a familiar medium for them and engages them in lessons. The end goal for every educational institution should always be to maintain high academic standards and to prepare learners for the ‘real’ world. When they leave the school they should be able to face challenges with a framework of familiar knowledge. Our learners are being exposed to technology from grade 1 and feel comfortable in using this medium on a daily basis. We do not want to bring tablets into the classroom as we feel that the board provides a good balance between being exposed to technology and still learning valuable skills like writing, planning, spatial awareness and creativity. The support and after sales service that we have had has been phenomenal. The one learner called it a ‘tablet on steroids’. The fact that all the software and training is free, there are no projector globes that needed to be replaced or additional teacher laptops to be procured, it meant that the SGB would not need to find additional funding. The Clevertouch Screen is an all-in-one teaching device, that is simple to use.”