Learning clicks|Schools use funds from Baker
Published 8:41 am Wednesday, November 4, 2009
By By Lydia Grimes
State Rep. Alan Baker visited with the teachers and students at the Brewton Middle School to see the benefits of the $12,000 Public School Grant from Capital Improvements.
The clickers are used to help the student make a quick response to questions from the teacher, and helps the teacher know right away who has given the right answer.
Karen Kirkland, who teaches seventh grade math at Brewton Middle School, uses the computer to project the math problems onto a screen at the front of the classroom. The students solve the problem and their answers are immediately shown on the screen.
Those who answer the problems correctly flash a bright blue.
According to Sherry Hutto, counselor at BMS, the use of technology is making the use of the old blackboard obsolete. The students enjoy using the clickers and the teacher doesn’t have to spend time walking by each desk to check the progress of the students’ work.