Earlier this month I accompanied Karen Malhiot, a 4th grade teacher to Illinois' state capitol in Springfield. Karen has been doing some great things with technology this year so I encouraged her to apply for an advocacy opportunity where students from around the state are invited to show examples of projects in the capitol building rotunda to demonstrate to state government officials how technology is enhancing their educational experience. The program is sponsored by Illinois Computing Educators (disclosure: I am on ICE's executive board).
Ms. Malhiot had many students that were interested in participating in the event but was only allowed to bring three. She held an essay contest and the selected students worked after school to create their display board and practice presenting. They did a wonderful job and represented Coonley well!
To find out more about Tech2015 please visit: http://www.iceberg.org/TECH_2015
Follow Ms. Malhiot's class on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CoonleyRoom301
Visit Ms. Malhiot's Website: http://msmalhiot.weebly.com
See examples of Ms. Malhiot's Endangered Species Wikis: Room 301 and Room 304