As part of a campus extension, The Stonehenge School in Wiltshire, United Kingdom decided to overhaul its IT infrastructure to improve engagement in the classroom. Like many schools these days, Stonehenge had been relying on a mishmash of failing technology that was slowing teachers down and impacting students’ learning. With 840 students aged 11–16 and an increasing demand for school places, the school turned to Boxlight to bring revolutionary technology into the classroom—enhancing the learning experience and future-proofing the school ahead of continued expansion.
A new building containing 23 classrooms and office suites for teachers was officially opened by HRH The Princess Royal in July 2019. In order to deliver meaningful learning, the school installed Boxlight interactive panels in the classrooms and offices. They also opted for the powerful MimioStudio™ education software, which allows teachers to create interactive and imaginative lessons with ease.
Assistant Headteacher Tracy Roberts was responsible for overseeing IT infrastructure at the new building. “We wanted our technology to feel like CSI: Immersive screens that you can touch, share content across, and utilize to inspire students,” said Roberts. “This was an opportunity for us to push the boundaries, to develop our teaching beyond books and paper; to reinvigorate our curriculum and get the students excited about learning.”
A Smooth Transition
With a wealth of teaching resources already created on various education platforms, it was important that teachers didn’t lose access to thousands of lesson plans and activities—and that they could pick up where they left off without having to worry about starting over from scratch. The award-winning MimioStudio classroom software allows educators to create interactive lessons and collaborative team activities while performing real-time formative assessment. The software also directly opens third-party content, meaning Stonehenge staff could hit the ground running.
To ensure a swift and seamless transition, the Boxlight UK team arranged training sessions demonstrating how to best utilize the technology to deliver inspiring lessons in various subject areas, ensuring teachers could get to work quickly. “The support from Boxlight has been amazing. They’ve joined us several times to help with training and no request seems silly,” said Roberts. “For those of us who are new to this technology, they’ve been extremely supportive, and our staff can now go forward knowing their ideas can come to life in the classroom.”
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