Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ed Tech Day 2011

In 2009, I participated in Ed Tech Day, an annual charity event in Western New York that aims to put technology into classrooms. I wrote this blog post about my experience and concluded it by urging others to take part in future Ed Tech Days. Two years later, and I finally got around to taking my own advice.

This year's Ed Tech Day took place on August 16th and installed more than 110 repurposed computers in 12 locations throughout Western New York. I helped set up a training lab and several workstations at GoodWill Industries. The equipment will be used by staff members and community members as they prepare for employment. Their need for this technology and the gratitude we received on site made it well worth the day spent plugging in cables and running system updates, and Goodwill's Director of Human Services, Dan Colpoys even bought us donuts and pizza - a much appreciated gesture!

Below is a slideshow of pictures that document the day's activities, and you can also re-live some of the event through the #edtechday hashtag. For more information on the fantastic events hosted by The Educational Technology Foundation of WNY, visit their website. And while you're there, sign up for next year's Ed Tech Day. I'll see you there!

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