Kepnock High School mathematics teacher received the Regional Teacher Award for advancement in teaching and training as part of the 2011 World Teacher’s Day celebrations.
Kepnock High School mathematics teacher received the Regional Teacher Award for advancement in teaching and training as part of the 2011 World Teacher’s Day celebrations. Max Fleet

Teaching maths is electric

HIGH school classrooms have come a long way since the days of chalk and slate.

Kepnock State High maths teacher Megan Munckton has been presented with a statewide award for championing new interactive technologies in the classroom.

A forward-thinking approach which incorporates the use of information communication technologies earned Mrs Munckton accolades from teaching authority Education Queensland.

"The days of what we call 'talk and chalk teaching' are long gone," she said.

"Students are now growing up around electronic devices and information technologies and it makes sense to be harnessing these tools in their education."

Mrs Munckton was one of 21 teachers to be acknowledged in EQ's annual Smart Classroom awards.

The award recognised her commitment to the use of interactive learning programs and the internet in the formulation of technology-focused interactive lessons.

Mrs Munckton has been a champion of internet teaching tool Ed Studios which enables teachers to formulate online lessons for their students.

Students are able to complete online lessons which are delivered by an animated cyber-teacher which they helped to create.

The lessons are complete with visual prompts to help students solve problems and links to websites which will help broaden their knowledge of curriculum subject matter.

"The program's fast, it's interactive, it's eye-catching and hopefully it will help us reach the learning outcomes of each of our students."