Gift allows schoolchildren to pay attention to the whiteboard.PUPILS at a Coventry Coventry, city, England
Coventry (kŏv`əntrē, kŭv`–), city (1991 pop. 318,718) and metropolitan district, central England. Coventry is an industrial center noted for its automobile production. primary school are learning to pay attention to the whiteboard The electronic equivalent of chalk and blackboard, but between remote users. Whiteboard systems allow network participants to simultaneously view one or more users drawing on an on-screen blackboard or running an application. , rather than the blackboard (1) See Blackboard Learning System.
(2) The traditional classroom presentation board that is written on with chalk and erased with a felt pad. Although originally black, "white" boards and colored chalks are also used. , thanks to a pounds 8,000 boost from a city company.
Stuart Davie Da·vie
A town of southeast Florida southwest of Fort Lauderdale. It is in a citrus-growing area. Population: 79,800. , account director of Siemens Business Services, Coventry, presented the cheque to Paul Smith, chairman of Coventry Education Action Zone's business forum, when he visited Wood End Primary School in Deedmore Road.
The money has helped pay for the installation of an interactive whiteboard An interactive whiteboard is a large interactive display that connects to a computer and projector. A projector projects the computer’s desktop onto the board’s surface, where users control the computer using a pen, finger or other device. that allows pupils to call up information written on the board on their desktop computers.
The action zone is a government initiative to raise educational standards in the North-east of Coventry. It is funded by government and through sponsorship from business and the community.
Siemens employees are also giving their time as volunteer reading partners for children in the zone.
Mr Davie said: "Siemens Business Services takes an active role in community matters and we are particularly delighted to help Wood End Primary in providing this new technology."
Mr Smith said: "Parents at Wood End school are delighted that their children will be given extra opportunities."