About 1000 NSW schools are set to receive 4300 new interactive whiteboards, after some dollars were leftover from the Federal school building scheme.
The rollout is expected to cost $23 million and new boards should be in place by 2012.
NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell, made the technology announcement at Sydney-based Illawong Public School along with Education minister, Adrian Piccoli.
“Children in NSW schools should have access to the best technology to aid their learning,” O’Farrell said in a statement.
“We will prioritise this rollout to schools identified on the basis of student learning needs, where the use of interactive Whiteboards has the capacity to significantly help education outcomes.”
Education Minister, Adrian Piccoli, said the interactive whiteboards would help transform the learning process and prepare students to connect in a digital environment.
Funding for the rollout will be pulled from the surplus Building Education Revolution (BER) funds, which were introduced during the Rudd Government, and had $16.2 billion attached to the project.
So far, seven schools - Pymble Public School, Belrose Public School, Kambora Public School, Frenchs Forest Public School, Lindfield East Public School, Roseville Public School, and St Ives North Public School - have been selected to receive 13 interactive whiteboards between them.