Tech Night was Out of This World
Highland Park Elementary School had their 3rd annual Technology Night on March 22, 2018. This was a student-led event for parents and people in the community. It was the perfect opportunity for our first and second graders to teach others about the technology they use daily in the classroom to learn. This year's Tech Night had a space theme. Our little "Mission Specialists" entered through a glow-in-the-dark galaxy and took visitors on adventures that included, but was not limited to, Google Maps, Augmented Reality, Nearpod, Flipgrid, Chatterpix, QR Codes, Greenscreen, and Coding Robots. This event has continued to grow each year and is now drawing the attention of other educators who traveled from neighboring states to attend the event. Education students from the University of North Alabama partnered with us on this event and there was a special (surprise) rocket launch by the Sheffield & Tharptown High School Rocketry Teams. In August, Muscle Shoals City School students (K-5) went 1:1 with Chromebooks, so technology has become a staple part of the school day for these six and seven year olds. This event was an "out of this world" experience and we would love for you to join us next year.