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|Knoxville High School to Participate in Tech Demonstration at Capitol
|Knoxville High School is among approximately 100 schools statewide that will participate in the annual TECH 2010 Students for the Information Age event on Thursday, May 6 at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield.
From approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., students will show the public, and elected members of the Illinois State Senate and the House of Representatives, how technology is being used in the classroom to improve achievement. Computer workstations will be set up in the Capitol Building rotunda so students may show how technology has helped them with their schoolwork.
Taking part in the demonstration locally are Brianna Pherigo, Senior, Emily McClay, Senior, Kendra Larner, Senior and Nancy Spencer, Business and Computer Technology teacher. The project entitled Digital Editing & Art showcases a project-based portfolio of more than 25 images created through the effective use of photo editing software and incorporating principles of design and expressive art.
The purpose of TECH 2010 is to show how Illinois is preparing students to succeed in the Information Age. Students will demonstrate for lawmakers and the public the creative ways technology is being used to enhance and accelerate student achievement in Illinois schools today. The importance of this event lies in making the public aware of the central role technology has come to play in our schools and generating support for its adequate funding.
Entering the job force without a strong foundation in information-age technology is not an option for today's high school and college graduates. Understanding computers and related tools is a requirement, even for entry-level jobs, and computer literacy is essential for further education and advancement in almost every academic sphere. At the elementary and high school level, technology expands the walls of the traditional classroom, bringing in people and events from all over the globe. Technology captures and holds the attention of this generation of learners far better than textbooks alone. Computers allow for more individualized instruction as teachers, using technology, move from the traditional "sage on the stage" role to becoming "guides on the side," providing students the tools they need to become more active in managing their own learning.
TECH 2010 is a not-for-profit initiative presented by Illinois Computing Educators (ICE), and is supported by a broad range of education and business organizations. Corporate Platinum Plus partners are: Comcast, CDW-G and Chicago Office Technology Group. Corporate Platinum Partners are: AVerMedia and FTC Publishing.
Without the understanding and support of the public and the legislature, adequate public funding for education technology is hard to come by, and without it, Illinois cannot remain competitive in the global economy. Knoxville High School is pleased to be a part of Tech 2010: Students for the Information Age.
(Knoxville High School)
|04 03 10 by Newsroom
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