Technology to Increase Interactivity and Student Engagement
Established in 1890 with a bull issued by Pope Leo XIII, the Catholic Diocese of Dallas has grown tremendously over the past 100 years. Currently led by Bishop Kevin Joseph Farrell, the Diocese and their schools are moving confidently into the future. They came to Newline Interactive looking for solutions to bring state-of-the-art technology into their classrooms, as well as their administration offices.
St Bernard’s mission is to provide students with quality, faith- based education in a safe and nurturing environment. The elementary school is located in a lower income area of Dallas, and St. Bernard did not think that lower income students should be forced to use inferior technology.
Several TRUTOUCH 650 interactive displays were dispatched, loaded with the award-winning IdeaMax software, across the school. The easy-to-use TRUTOUCH displays offered new opportunities for students to interact and engage with their learning on a digital scale.
The ability for their lower income students to interact with cutting-edge technology helped St Bernard of Clairvaux see a strong improvement in their student’s engagement in the classroom. Since the interactive displays are user-friendly, more and more teachers and students.
Bishop Lynch High School prides itself on being a school that properly prepares their students for college and they saw a need to improve the tools they had on hand. If they wanted to start using more Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) techniques, they would need a few upgrades.
TRUTOUCH 800 interactive displays were dispatched, loaded with the award-winning IdeaMax software into several classrooms. Newline’s cutting edge interactive solutions included internet access, annotation, printing, emailing and presentation abilities all from a single interactive screen.
Bishop Lynch was able to effectively integrate more TEAL techniques into their curriculum. Their staff saw an increase in overall student engagement and interactivity in classes. The students’ performance increased and teachers felt they were more prepared for the technology they would use in college.
The Catholic Diocese of Dallas’ main administration office focuses on providing for and empowering their core values into their schools. To keep themselves growing at the speed of technology and to increase productivity, they decided it may be time to update their equipment.
TRUTOUCH 650s accompanied with our award-winning IdeaMax software were dispatched to the main administration office. The staff loved having the ability to annotate, print, email, video conference, and record meetings all from one touchscreen.
Productivity and efficiency of meetings increased greatly. Newline’s TRUTOUCH products were so easy to use and versatile, the Catholic Diocese of Dallas began using the interactive displays across many different meeting settings.
“Our TRUTOUCHes are very easy to use and that means that more teachers and students are really using them! We are so pleased that we have these tools in our classrooms!“- Karina Garcia, Teacher, Technology Applications