I would like to commend Boyle County Middle School for its push toward incorporating meaningful technology into the science classroom. All too often, educators believe they are using technology just because they use a computer to present a PowerPoint lesson. The Vernier probes that students are using at Boyle County are examples of the implementation of meaningful technology.
We’ve been using these same Vernier probes at Danville Independent Schools, both at the elementary and the high school level, for the past couple of years, and the benefits are obvious. Students get to see true data collection in real time, something that was impossible before such technology was available.
I would also like to commend The Advocate-Messenger for putting stories of academic achievement on the front page of the paper. New technologies, such as these probes, are expensive and need support from the taxpayers. Articles like this one help everyone involved, especially the students.