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Las lomas students present at tech forum conference

Las Lomas students at tech conference.

Tez and Kalon were excited about using their leadership skills.

Las Lomas 2nd graders Tez Pardo and Kalon Hargrove accompanied their teacher, Lisa Carnazzo, as co-presenters at the Tech Forum conference in Austin on November 7. Carnazzo along with former NEISD tech specialist Lisa Johnson had been accepted to present a session on Technology in the Early Grades.

Carnazzo decided the best way to add student voice to their presentation was to include "early grade" learners. Las Lomas is a Leader in Me campus and students are encouraged to take leadership roles both in and outside the classroom. Kalon and Tez took charge of the mic in front of a crowd of technology decision makers from around the state and country to showcase how technology is seamlessly integrated into their daily lessons. The boys and their teacher shared lesson examples, global projects they have participated in, as well as global connections their class has made via Twitter.

The Tech Forum conference is put on by the team at Tech & Learning magazine and the website. The Las Lomas team presented to a crowd including administrators, tech directors and coordinators, IT managers, and media specialists.

The students were able to do a little networking of their own when they got to meet and connect with conference Keynote Speaker Adam Bellow. Bellow is an owner of Google Glass, the wearable computer with optical head-mounted display in research and development by Google. When Carnazzo noticed that Bellow was in the audience of their session, she tweeted him and asked if her students could try on Goggle Glass. The boys were excited to be able to check out this new technology.

You can view their presentation here and connect with them on Twitter @CarnazzosClass.

Tez were google glass device. Kalon wears google glass device.
Tez and Kalon Tez with tech guy.
Students giving presentation Students and their teacher.


Posted on November 14, 2013