Posted: May 31, 2010
For many years School District 16 has been an innovator with the application of technology to assist the classroom learner. A key feature of every classroom in the district is an interactive whiteboard known by its brand name SMART Board. The important word is "interactive" in that as a creative and well used piece of technology equipment it has been shown to significantly engage the modern learner in his or her classroom experience. District 16 has been a leader in extending the application of the SMART Board to the community at large and the technology can be seen at many tourism and other business locations in the Miramichi area. Amongst other things this has allowed for District 16 students, to become familiar and comfortable applying the technology and to be able to collaborate with members of the community, outside the classroom. On Tuesday June 1, 2010, Miramichi will be declared a SMART Showcase Community during a special event being held at the Rodd Miramichi. Local and provincial dignitaries will join representatives of the Calgary based SMART Technologies company in celebrating this designation alongside those members of the Miramichi community who have used the technology as part of their way of conducting daily business. The event is by invitation only. The Smart Showcase Logo was designed by Kirsten Flewelling of Bonar Law Memorial School.