Students present at Capitol Tech Day

Tue, 02/12/2008 - 5:24pm
By: The Citizen

Four current and former East Fayette Elementary enrichment students were to the Georgia Capitol to demonstrate to state lawmakers how they use technology in the classroom.

Presley Fear, fifth grade, East Fayette; Mitchell Tuck, fifth grade, East Fayette; Menaka Reddy, sixth grade, Fayette Middle and Derreck DaSliva, sixth grade, Fayette Middle, along with East Fayette enrichment teacher Sallye Martin, participated in Capitol Tech Day on February 6 where they will present their academic websites from last year’s PROMOTE Georgia website building competition.

The East Fayette group is one of 13 student groups from the state selected to participate and the only one invited by West Georgia’s Educational Training Technology Center to represent its service district. Both the students and their teacher are excited about having the opportunity to showcase their technology skills under the state’s golden dome.

“They had huge smiles on their faces and were jumping up and down,” says Martin about the students’ reactions when they learned they had been selected to participate in Capitol Tech Day.

“I was delighted that the work of these students and their coach was being recognized. I immediately accepted the invitation and danced around the room,” adds Martin.

Not only did they show the websites they developed through the PROMOTE Georgia program, but they also explained their roles in creating them and what they learned from the experience.

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