SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – Case Elementary School teacher Diane Romo cheered along with her students when she was named WKBN’s Caring for Our Community – Creative Classroom contest winner.
Romo applied for the contest asking for money for “LCD Boogie Board eWriters” for her students. The $500 awarded through the contest is given to teachers who have unique and creative ideas to enhance learning in their classrooms.
Romo said Boogie Boards are educational tools for practicing math, handwriting and spelling. They can also be used for brainstorming ideas, writing stories and playing games.
In addition, Romo said the devices could save the school district money.
“Handwriting and sketching have been linked to increased academic performance and creativity, and the amount of paper saved by using these devices amounts to a huge savings for the school district and the environment,” Romo wrote in her contest application. “Right now, we practice many of these skills with dry erase boards and markers, but markers dry up so quickly and become so expensive to continue buying for the classroom”
Romo said, with the money, she could buy a classroom set of 25 Boogie Board so each child would have their own eWriter.
“This would be a fabulous addition to the curriculum and tools already being used in my classroom to aide in the advancement of the education of my students,” she said.