Educational Technology Student Earns Award

The South Carolina Association for Educational Technology (SCAET) recently recognized Cross Roads Middle School in District 5 of Richland and Lexington Counties at the annual SC Educational Technology Conference (Ed Tech 2007) held in Myrtle Beach, October 24-26. Chris Craft, a student in the USC Aiken/Columbia Master of Education in Educational Technology program is a teacher at Cross Roads Middle School and implemented the project that won a Technology Innovative Program (TIP) award.

The following is a short summary of the winning TIP award: “In Spanish class at Cross Roads Middle School, students are offered the chance to work with podcasting, wikis, CPS Remotes, Moodle, and more! The entire design of the course has technology infused at every turn. Students are offered the chance to collaborate internationally with classes in Spanish-speaking countries and beyond! Students are also given the chance to view slide presentations, take online quizzes, and add links to a class wiki form home using a variety of tools. We also do group projects with Microsoft Photo Story, Audacity, Google Earth and other programs.”