Norris students, staff showcase new technologies

November 30, 2018

Norris School Board Member Larry Grosshans visits with Norris students about the technologies they are showcasing at the Nebraska Association of School Boards conference in Omaha.

The Norris School district had four booths representing the latest in technology integration in education at the Nebraska Association of School Board’s Technology Showcase held at the Papillion La-Vista conference center in Omaha on Friday Nov. 16.

The technology showcase is a one-day event held during the NASB’s annual conference. Members get a chance to interact with staff and students and bring back ideas to their home districts.

Teacher Jason Cullison along with middle school students Ethan Guthard, Olivia Fortner, Paige Lindstrom, Jordan Williams, Alexis Bishoff and Chloe Jones demonstrated low-cost tools to develop a middle school news broadcast.

Teacher Kelly Wieting along with high school students Christopher Boon and Hunter DeBoer demonstrated how to use Chromebooks and apps for speech competitions.

Teacher Jessie Andre along with middle school students Pete Wasser, Brooklyn Ivy, Lexi Williams and Makayla Ebbers showcased utilizing Book Creator to create 2-minute mysteries as well as app building using Bloxels.

Teacher Shelly Patrick along with middle school students Paige Steward, Kener Lovercheck, Kaleb Glover and Peyton Wilson highlighted a variety of STEM projects utilizing Swift programming, Sphero devices and more.

“Technology can make education more meaningful and come alive for our students,” said Noel Erskine, director of technology at Norris Schools. “There are a lot of technologies used daily within the classes at Norris, but these teachers and students are sharing with school board members from around the state a few of the tool they utilize. These new technologies offer engagement activities and real-world experiences to students throughout the Norris District.”

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