Inaugural event is a showcase of innovative technology use

May 12, 2014

iPads and Google apps. Robotics and minecraft teams. Northside schools are integrating technology in unique ways and a new event will allow students and teachers to share the successes from their campuses.

Northside ISD’s first annual Kelly Smith Technology Expo and Film Festival is scheduled for Thursday, May 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Paul Taylor Field House, 7001 Culebra Road.

“The Tech Expo is the perfect forum for students and teachers to show off the exciting ways they are utilizing technology and they will hopefully inspire other students and teachers to take fresh ideas back to their campuses,” says Superintendent Dr. Brian Woods. “I am especially thrilled that our students will take the lead in showcasing the tools they are using to demonstrate knowledge in all subject areas.”

Seventy five schools submitted proposals to participate in the inaugural event representing elementary, middle, and high schools.

Each school will have a table on the main floor of Paul Taylor Field House, and visitors will watch technology demonstrations and talk to students and teachers in an interactive and informal setting.

The locker rooms at Paul Taylor will transform into screening rooms for students to premiere their video projects.

The Tech Expo is free and open to the public.

Northside teachers will receive two hours of professional development credit for attending.

There will also be drawings for door prizes but winners must be present to claim them.

For more information, visit the Tech Expo website and watch their promotional video.

To view pictures from the inaugural event, visit the Northside ISD Facebook page.