On Thursday, May 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, San Marcos CISD will host their annual Technology Fair. Students, along with their teachers, will present on current technologies that are being used in the classroom. The Technology Fair gives the students a forum to demonstrate the activities and skills they have acquired or are learning. It also helps engage families in the technology education of SMCISD students. Parents and community members alike will see that SMCISD students have the skills necessary to make good academic use of technology. The goal of the Technology Fair is to provide the community and parents with an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the technologies and services that are available within the district. It is also to showcase work being done by teachers and students. The focus of the event is not on the technologies themselves, but rather on the use of the technologies to support teaching and learning.
This years Technology Fair will be held in the newly built San Marcos High School. The event will also showcase new technologies at the newly built high school.
The influx of technology into SMCISD has had a positive influence on the students and teachers. Technology helps teachers to target specific student needs. The use of technology has improved student behavior, improved attendance rates, and improved school-to-home connections. The students are engaged and love using technology to complete their work.
Going forward, the district is working to improve technology in the schools to help meet the demands of today’s world and prepare students for their future.
Students from all SMCISD campuses were encouraged to submit artwork for the promotional poster, programs, and tee shirts on the theme Technology on Fire. The winners were:
o T-shirt logo design winner: Megan Turner, 12th grade San Marcos High School
o Poster design winner: Jeffery Garcia, 8th grade Miller Junior High
o Tech Fair program winner: Madelyn Swinney, 8th grade Miller Junior High
o Honorable Mention: Prudencio Calderon, 2nd grade De Zavala Elementary
For more information about SMCISD’s Tech Fair, contact Stonecipher at (512) 393-6900 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By RONDA STONECIPHER
SMCISD Coordinator Instructional Technology & Libraries
Megan Turner’s tee shirt design logo
Jeffery Garcia’s poster design logo
Madelyn Swinney’s program design logo
Prudencio Calderon’s logo- Honorable Mention