Students show tech savvyBy: By Alicia Ilaga and Kathryn Mercier Special to The News Messenger
Technology Learning Expo
When: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31
Where: Lincoln High School gym
Technology touches everyone’s life. Why not learn more about how advancements affect you every day?
The Technology Learning Expo at Lincoln High School is a way to learn about how electronics are involved in every aspect of society. The free event will present the technology used daily in the classroom.
While the school district is putting on the expo, the district’s director of technology Bob Lyons said that Lincoln High’s “ROP is a key piece. They do a lot of the organization. They design the programs, set up and take down. ROP is heavily involved.”
The Technology Learning Expo usually costs between $500 and $600. However, Lincoln High School technology teacher Debbie Tofft wrote a grant this year to the Lincoln Community Foundation and received $500 to use for the expo.
Troxell Communications is donating pizza from Old Town Pizza to students and teachers who participate. The Ray Morgan Company is donating the printing of posters and programs.
The Technology Learning Expo’s purpose is to “showcase what’s happening in the classroom and get the information out in the community,” Lyons said.
This year, the students are putting on the expo.
“It’s way more fun to see kids present things. Adults just don’t relate to us as well as someone our age,” said Hope Yelm, a Lincoln High junior.
One of the goals Lyons hopes to achieve with this expo is to have more interactive displays.
“I like playing with everything there. It’s fun to see the look in the eyes of the children and even the adults’ eyes,” said Lincoln High School Principal Jay Berns
Zebra Tales, LHS Live, and Good Morning Glen Edwards will demonstrate how they create their broadcasts and newspapers.
The robotics teams from Lincoln High and both middle schools will show their competition field and robots.
“We’re excited to participate again. The tech expo is always a great event,” said Marilou Edwards, Lincoln High’s science teacher and robotics adviser.
Lincoln High’s physics class will present computer-based PASCO Scientific lab equipment used during class labs.
Alicia Ilaga and Kathryn Mercier are Lincoln High School juniors and Zebra Tales reporters.