S.C. Districts Work Toward More Technology in Classrooms

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Nysire Lawrimore moved his finger across an iPad to animate one of the cartoon stars of his latest school video.

“I am King George!” said Nysire, 9, as he recorded his voice for the on-screen character, then repeated the process to create a colonist, who protested the king’s high taxes on tea.

Nysire and his third-grade classmates at Pee Dee Elementary School were using the Sock Puppets app on their school iPads to set scenes and add their own dialog to illustrate what led to the Boston Tea Party. Teacher Ashlyn Perry then slid each iPad underneath a document camera to project the videos onto a jumbo interactive white board so the class could view each other’s work and discuss what they had learned.

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