Modern tools

Modern learning resources are part of a modern school. That is why we have facilities at the Merkelbachschool that fit the demands of our time.
We use digital blackboards in all groups. In groups 4 to 8 we also use tablets. The children get these from the school on loan. We run Snappet software on the tablets. This educational software interacts with the assignments the pupils make on the tablet. The teacher can follow their progress while working and thus provide targeted support. The way in which the software and the teacher constantly analyze the results creates a form of personalized learning. 

We limit the screen time per day by using the tablet in the processing of the maths, spelling, language and vocabulary. Radboud University has researched the effect of the Snappet software.

View this clip on the results from Dutch Newsround.

Together with Accenture Netherlands we also work on the computational thinking skills of our pupils.