|Published: 2:29 PM, 05/06/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
Seventh-grade students at Tellico
Plains Junior High School recently used technology to learn about the
legislative process. When the class started a unit on government,
teacher Joey Debity found a way to get his students involved.
"When I started looking for things to
discuss, some of the bills that came up seemed to be a lot of Sen.
Campfield's bills," said Debity. "I've known him for a long time
so I got in touch with him and he agreed to let my class interview
Through the Monroe County Schools
Technology Department, Debity's class set up a video conference call
through ENA Video with Sen. Stacy Campfield.
"He sent us a bill list and we picked
out a few and discussed them in details," said Debity. "The first
five questions were scripted, but after that the students just
started asking questions like they were in a real interview."
Using an iPad, Sen. Campfield,
R-Knoxville, was able to interact with students from Nashville as if
he were actually sitting in the room with them. And he was, sort of; the senator was projected onto the Promethean Board.
"The kids were able to take pictures
with the digital version of him," said Debity. "We were able to
have just as much interaction with him through video conferencing as
we could have with an in-person speaker."
See full story in the Sunday, May 15, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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