Moses Lake School District (WA) has selected Hitachi Software StarBoards for all grade level and subject curricula. The district, with the help of Troxell Communications, allocated over 100 Hitachi FXDUO-77 StarBoards along with the Hitachi CP-A100 3LCD ultra-short-throw projector for its students.
Rick Rose, director of technology for the Moses Lake School District, explains that his team chose Hitachi based on its DUO technology and “all-in-one solution.” Fourth grade teacher Monica McAtee adds that the Starboard engages her students and makes her lessons more efficient. McAtee also praises the usefulness of the Google search feature in giving students visual images of what they are studying.
The StarBoard is useful for a variety of subjects, and Moses Lake Middle School math teacher Mark Thompson has already found success—he says that with the StarBoard, he can “take any piece of material…manipulate it with the navigation tool and then make annotations.” This allows him to save his work and continue the lesson the next day, with the option of clearing notes.
In addition, Moses Lake has deployed the new StarBoard Software 9.0 for Mac on StarBoards in several classrooms. The district’s ultimate goal is to have this interactive technology in all classrooms. The district is dual-platform with 40 percent running on Macs, so StarBoard’s ability to work on multiple operating systems will ensure that all teachers get the same level of performance.