Norris students and staff present new technologies during the Nebraska Association of School Boards Technology Showcase

Norris students and staff present new technologies during the Nebraska Association of School Boards Technology Showcase

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Norris School district had 4 booths representing the latest in technology integration in education at the NASB (Nebraska Association of School Board’s) Technology Showcase held at the Papillion La-Vista conference center in Omaha on Friday November 20th 2015. Staff members Ashley Wagner and Dylan Kendall along with several middle school and intermediate school students demonstrated their use of Minecraft EDU within the curriculum.  Mr. Joe Hornung-Scherr and several High School students demonstrated the uses of the NoRedInk program within the English classes at Norris. Matt Rosenau along with his middle school students demonstrated the integration of computer programming within the Middle School using the  Sphero devices as well as his informal 3D printing club utilizing their 3D printer.  Jill Elswick and her High School students demonstrated a variety of web tools and resources utilized within classes in the Norris High School.

These new technologies offer engagement activities and real world experiences to students throughout the Norris District.  As Noel Erskine, Director of Technology at Norris Schools states, “Technology is an exciting tool that can make education come alive for students.”  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. The Nebraska Association of School Board’s Technology Showcase is a one day event held during the School Board Association’s annual conference.  members get a chance to interact with staff and students and bring back ideas to their home districts.