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College of Education hosts technology showcase for Las Cruces students

More than 400 Las Cruces elementary and middle school students will participate in a Technology Showcase at New Mexico State University's College of Education from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6.

ate graphing, digital pictures, genetics, Internet movies and even the evolution of Nintendo are some of the technology topics to be featured at 15 stations in O'Donnell Hall.

"We want the students to see how technology is in our lives every day -- it's not just about sitting in front of a computer," said David Rutledge, an assistant professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department.

The technology stations will be manned by more than 100 university students who have worked in the participating schools this semester as part of a course titled "Integrating Technology with Teaching."

"The pre-service teachers are excited to have the students come to campus so they can share some of the new skills they have acquired and see the students again," Rutledge said.

Participating Las Cruces schools are Hillrise Elementary, Lynn Middle School, Mesilla Park Elementary and Zia Middle School.

The showcase is being sponsored by the College of Education Dean's Office, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, the Education Research Center and the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers Today technology grant.

For more information about the showcase, call Rutledge at (505) 646-5637.

EDITORS/PHOTOGRAPHERS: Photo opportunities will be available at the showcase in O'Donnell Hall between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. For more information call Dr. David Rutledge at (505) 646-5637.

Julie M. Hughes
Nov. 27, 2002