Wood Creek elementary students demo tech in Lansing

Press release

Four Wood Creek Elementary School students presented the SMART Response System at the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Technology Showcase on Wednesday, December 6.

The 17th Annual Student Technology Showcase (STS) was held at the Capitol Building in Lansing to allow lawmakers, business leaders, and other citizens to see first-hand how technology is used in classrooms across Michigan.

Wood Creek students with Governor Synder
Wood Creek Elementary students speak with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, left, and Gov. Rick Snyder. (contributed photo)

Every year, MACUL accepts applications for the Technology Showcase from teachers across the state. Ten Schools, per session, were invited to present a piece of technology that they utilize within their school. If selected, teachers then choose a few students to help present this piece of technology.

Melissa Cole, a fourth-grade teacher at Wood Creek Elementary School, applied for the showcase and was accepted. Makaylah Moore-Smith, Hannah Snyder, Jad Fayad, and Alex Hamilton helped her.

The team presented the SMART Response System, an assessment component of SMART Notebook. The students created a slideshow to showcase how they utilize the system in their classroom. The presentation was shared with other educators, legislators, State representatives, along with Governor Rick Snyder.

“Wood Creek was honored to present at MACUL. This was an amazing opportunity for our students,” said Cole.

MACUL helps educators identify sound educational practices related to technology, as well as understand the implications of rapid changes in technology. MACUL’s mission is to ignite learning through meaningful collaboration and innovation. To learn more, visit macul.org.

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