CHS implements new Smart Boards

CHS implements new Smart Boards

English teacher Jeff Spanier uses the new Smart Board to scroll through curriculum during class.

Scott De Taboada, assistant editor

A new type of technology that can drastically change the student’s learning and teacher’s teaching experience has been introduced this year to the campus.

Smart Boards, an interactive technology now in the 2000 and 3000 buildings, allow teachers and students to write on touch screen computers. They can download word documents and can also be used as a blank document for notes.

However, Smart Boards have sparked controversy. Students and teachers alike feel very opinionated on whether or not the school board made a good decision implementing the new technology.

“Personally, I don’t believe they are necessary,” junior Derek Doszkocs said. “They aren’t worth the money. This school is already experiencing a lot of debt.”

Others disagree with Doszcocks. Some believe the gains this new technology brings to the table make them well worth the money.

“I learn through interaction with my environment.  Because of this I feel that these new boards help me, and other students, to better grasp the concepts at hand,” junior Jacob Berkowitz said.

English teacher Ms. Lisa Hoyman sees the additions as something that can be very helpful in years ahead, under the correct circumstances.

“I really like them. I really think that they have made teaching easier, especially with writing,”  Hoyman said. “I think they have a positive effect, that is when they are working correctly.”

Students and teachers seem to have very different views on this new technology, but despite people’s opinions about these boards, CHS will have them for the long run as they are also planned for the new buildings opening in January.

“These boards are at Carlsbad,” junior Jared Cohn said. “We might as well use them to the best of our ability to further our learning.”