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Students to Attend National Computing Conference

Feb. 8, 2007 – Students and teachers from the St. Croix's Ricardo Richards Elementary School will attend the 2007 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24- 27, according to a press release from the Department of Education. Four students will be accompanied by teacher Zahra O'Reilly and literacy coach Helena Stevens.
"Our students will make a presentation titled, "Multimedia Projects: Documenting our Vanishing Environment Through Print, Pictures and Podcasts, which will highlight areas in St. Croix that may one day be developed commercially," said Principal Colleen Williams. "In addition, the presentation will showcase the students' talents in the use of digital cameras, digital video cameras, book-making, website production, podcasting and use of the Global Positioning Systems for Geocaching."
NECC is sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), a source in educational technology for professional development, knowledge generation and advocacy. ISTE provides leadership and service to improve learning in grades K – 12 and teacher education through the effective use of technology.
The St. Croix elementary school students will make their presentation from 10 a.m. to noon, on Tuesday, June 26, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The students will also get an opportunity to attend Kid's Camp, which provides high quality activities for children attending the convention.

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