South Middle Hosted BOCES NASTECH Meeting

iPads are useful tools in classroom teaching. (Photo by Jeff Barlowe)
iPads are useful tools in classroom teaching. (Photo by Jeff Barlowe)

The Great Neck Public Schools hosted the BOCES NASTECH (Nassau County Association of School Technologists) meeting at South Middle School.

More than 60 technology directors from Nassau County school districts came together to learn about Great Neck’s Instructional Technology (IT) Program and South Middle’s 1:1 iPad Initiative.

Meeting participants signed in using the LobbyGuard visitor management system—in use in all district elementary and middle schools—and then toured South Middle’s new IT Lab, heard presentations by district technology staff and teachers, tried out node chairs that facilitate work flow and easily reconfigure for group work and collaboration, and visited classrooms where iPads are an everyday adjunct to teaching.

Students from the school’s Technology Leaders program acted as guides throughout the visit. The day culminated with a viewing of a South Middle School student-created morning Homeroom TV (HTV) show, followed by questions and answers. The visit was a testament to the hard work and dedication of South Middle students and staff, and representative of the successful IT Program in all the Great Neck Public Schools.

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