By: John Overby, Assistant Editor, Adair Progress, October 18, 2018 Print Edition
When walking into Mrs. Sarah Antle’s eighth-grade math classroom, how the room is set up jumps out immediately. The desks are not in rows. They are instead divided into four separate clusters, most facing different directions. On one side of the room, Antle sits nestled in a swivel chair, positioned at a semi-circle desk with a group of students seated around her.
Technology is everywhere. There are two smart boards positioned in different corners of the room. When the students walk in, they each grab a Google Chromebook laptop, a calculator, and their own personal dry-erase board with markers, which they use to take notes by working out problems and taking photos of it with their Chromebooks.