Employees of the Henry County Schools system participated in several educational sessions during a recent technology fair.
McDONOUGH — The Henry County Schools system is expanding its technology, to keep up the pace with the information age.
System employees recently took part in the area’s first district-wide technology fair, at Henry County High School in McDonough. More than 100 teachers, media specialists, administrators, instructional lead teachers, and paraprofessionals gathered for “hands-on” sessions and workshops, geared toward using existing technology in local schools.
“We intend to expand the tech fair next year with a goal of accommodating more educators and providing a greater number of learning opportunities,” said Dr. Brian Blanton, Instructional Technology Coordinator for Henry County Schools. “This expansion will include additional concurrent sessions and presenters.”
Topics addressed during the fair included grant writing, using classroom response systems, free Microsoft tools for educators, assessment and dynamic questions, utilizing technology to enhance instruction, and technology to target language arts CCGPS, said school system spokesman, J.D. Hardin.
“Hands-on activities included sessions utilizing SchoolWires, Prezi, and OneNote among others,” he said. “Members of the Learning and Leadership Services Department and Technology Services Department assisted with presentations and resources. At the conclusion of the day, attendees shared their excitement for items presented. Some noted the new methods learned to help inspire students, while others doted on opportunities for expanded learning and communication tools.”
Instructional Technology Specialist Tracina Wyatt, said school officials hope to make the technology fair an annual event.