Kochi City Educational Committee
Studying and Implementing Elementary School Education Using Electronic Whiteboards
Kochi City Educational Committee is an administrative organization that manages a variety of schools in Kochi City, including 41 elementary schools, 19 junior high schools, a school for handicapped children, a commercial high school, and a kindergarten. It has also established an Educational Research Institute and is engaged in the research of ICT (Information and Communication Technology).
Easy-to-Use ICT Systems Were Constructed by Combining Peripheral Devices That Can Be Used Without PCs
A total of 85 ICT Systems were used, centering on the LFB70 Series high-resolution LCD display with a touch panel based on the Infrared Blocking Detection Method. Three of these ICT Systems were installed in the Kanda Elementary School. The LFB70 Series LCD displays were highly evaluated for the following features:
- A built-in Whiteboard function that allows use immediately after turning the power on.
- Wireless connection for tablet devices and applicable video cameras without having to use a PC.
- A durable protective glass for break-resistant safety in the event that a child accidentally strikes the display.
In addition, the ICT Systems included the following equipment:
- The "Boken" Digital Full-HD Video Camera for educational use, making it possible to intuitively and easily shoot images, then enlarge and view them on the display.
- A DIGA BD/DVD Recorder for playing educational BD and DVD media.
Example of Use in Class
By Displaying Video Camera Images on the Electronic Whiteboard, Classes Allow All Students to Share Opinions in an Easy-to-Understand Manner
Here, the 6th grade class is using the Electronic Whiteboard and Boken Video Camera to participate in a game called "Arithmetic Graduation Trip" that allows them to experience the wonders of geometry and mathematics.
For example, various optical illusions are shown on the large-screen display so the entire class can share the fun of viewing them. PPT files into which the drawings have been pasted are then saved in a PC and viewed as a slide show. The display has a wide viewing angle, so even students sitting at the edges of the classroom can see them clearly. This raises the interest of each student.
Example of combining the Electronic Whiteboard and Boken Video Camera
The easy-to-use Boken Video Camera can be used by the teacher between desks. Unlike a Document Camera, images can be recorded, enlarged, and shown all at once on the Electronic Whiteboard for highly effective lessons.
Notebook images enlarged and displayed on the Electronic Whiteboard can be directly written into. Points and hints for solving problems can be added.
Kanda Elementary School
Kanda Elementary School is a designated school for Kochi City's ICT Educational Research and took part in the Panasonic Educational Foundation's 40th Ordinary Research Assistance School Program. Based on the theme of "making it fun for all children to learn," the school studies and implements elementary school education based on the ICT System.
- Touch Screen Display
TH-65LFB70 x 85