Costa Rica News – The wave of digital classrooms swept across the US a few years ago and now Costa Rica is jumping on board. The first two digital classrooms in all of Central America and the Caribbean are in Costa Rica, the Lyceum Julio Fonseca School and the IEGB Yanuario Quesada School.
These to schools, in La Uruca and San Rafael de Escazu, allow teachers the ability to give interactive lessons and use real time activities on a Smart TV. They can share content, pictures, and messages in real time.
The students can access notes from any computer and review the topics learned in class. They can also connect directly to the teachers’ tablets, to make support materials more immediately accessible. The teachers can also send out surveys to the class via the system.
Mario Mora Quiros, the Deputy Minister of Institutional Planning and Regional Coordination for MEP, said that these classrooms are strategic in reaching the goals set up by the Ministry of Education for innovative learning. The ‘’Smart School’’ program is also being developed in Panama and Nicaragua.