Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Edina Technology Open House

On Saturday, October 29th Edina hosted a Technology Open House.  The purpose of the event was to showcase the great work that Edina teachers and students are doing by integrating technology into the classroom and curriculum.  We had 17 teachers that came to do a "Show and Tell" and show the great work that students are using technology for in their classrooms.

There were also presentations that shared information about Edina Apps, Moodle, Edina's Bring Your Own Device initiative, SMART and Interactive technologies, and our iTouch and iPad pilots. In my presentation sharing about Edina Apps, I brought a student 5th grade student with me to share about her 4th grade State Research project.  The ways that she was able to express to parents why she liked integratinge technology into her school projects was impressive.  To hear from students makes all the difference.  

We had over 100 students, parents, staff and community members attend this inaugural event.  It was a huge success and we are looking for more ways to showcase the great work that Edina teachers do to integrate technology into the classroom.

Here is a list of what was shared at the Show and Tell