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Dapto High School's Trans-Tasman video success

18 Mar 2019

A dance number highlighting how a movement is built through collaboration and people being courageous worked a treat for Dapto High School.

Dapto's video entry was impressive enough to beat off competition from Trans-Tasman schools and be named one of the 17 successful winners of the Promethean Grant 2018.

Over 60 competition entries were received from Australia and New Zealand.

Dapto High School impressed the panel of judges to win a state-of-the-art education technology package worth $5000, much to the pleasure of science teacher Kelly Mathein.

"We are so excited about being able to explore all of our new ideas for using the ActivPanel. The potential for learning and teaching is amazing," Ms Mathein said.

"Having the ActivPanel will make such a difference - it will make lessons much more seamless, encourage engagement and it will be easier to teach. There will be less interruption and a better flow."

Dapto High School’s ActivPanel was installed in December.

The ActivPanel acts as an immersive and collaborative learning centre, which will help teachers and pupils alike with their lessons.

Schools who participated in the Promethean Grant were encouraged to submit a video entry explaining why they would benefit from winning an ActivPanel.

Judged on three criteria, students had to display creativity, explain their need for the technology and the impact that it would have on their school if they were successful.

In their video entry, Dapto High School showed through dance, how a movement is built through collaboration and by people being courageous.

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Promethean head of operations Alistair Hayward said the global education technology provider was looking forward to developing a partnership with the school to help them get the most out of the technology.

"We are incredibly passionate about education and believe that all schools should be able to access the latest technology to enhance learning and teaching experiences," he said.

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