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October 16, 2013

Carroll science preps for future

Science classes at Carroll get more elbow room

FLORA — Students sat taking notes in a classroom while their teacher wrote on the white wall. The teacher was writing next to a projected image of a computer slide. Some students took notes on their iPads.

On the other side of the classroom was a lab. The lab of the science room had desks allowing group work and stations for experiments. A television sat at the opposite wall of the white wall, allowing information to be shown at multiple places in the room, no matter where the students were.

The room is just one of five revamped science rooms available to junior high and high school students at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School. The renovations were completed before school started in August this year.

High ceilings give way to additional power outlets, ventilation and a projector that can be moved to the middle of the room.

The lab has high ceilings and technology allowing teachers to show digital slideshows at the front of the classrooms. Multiple cameras, projection screens, sound controls and microphones have been added. Teachers will have the ability to control and send images and display them using iPads.

The new rooms work even more smoothly with the integration of one-to-one technology at the school corporation. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade received iPads at the start of this school year.

Students and teachers at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School agree: The revamping of science rooms at the school have resulted in additional space for lab activity, presentations and the use of technology.

Four existing rooms at the high school were converted to make two larger rooms and an additional room was added. Only one of the renovated science rooms does not have a lab.

A camera in the classroom can project information on to a television screen, white wall or projector scene, said Angela Moreman, principal at Carroll Jr.-Sr. High School.

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