Price School of Education students had the opportunity to present at the 2018 Georgia Educational Technology Conference earlier this month in Atlanta.
Tami Smith, assistant professor of education, took four students from her Differentiation through Technology course who she believed displayed expertise in the topics being presented.
“The conference itself is attended by information technology specialists, teachers and administrators in Georgia,” said Smith. “There are classes to attend to learn more about technology and an exhibit hall where vendors can promote their technology products.”
The Reinhardt student exhibits included:
- Senior secondary biology education major Cody Lamanac, who presented Weebly, an online platform with information for the teacher’s classroom and helpful links for parents.
- Junior early childhood education major Alex Faletra, who discussed Quiver, an augmented reality application and HP Reveal, an augmented video application, in which the Price School of Education used to create a virtual tour.
- Senior early childhood education major Randi Harbuck, who also discussed Quiver, showing how to make coloring activities come to life.
- Senior biology education major Cole Glommen, who presented Touchcast, a video application enhancing learning in the classroom.
Glommen described Touchcast as “an application that basically allows you to do a newscast of whatever you want.” The application allows students to record themselves talking about a subject while showing a video on it to use during class presentations.
The future educator felt this opportunity gave him the chance to show current educators how to engage students and enhance their growth through technology.
“This conference allowed teachers to walk around and see showcases of things they could use in their own classrooms and that was an amazing experience,” said Glommen.
“I learned so many new strategies and things that I want for my future classroom and for the future of Reinhardt,” Faletra said of the conference.
Reinhardt offers opportunities for all majors to network with their industry through related conferences and experiences, representing the University with their research and hard work.