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Students Participate in the Election Process by Using the Turning Technologies Student Response System

 

Richard Bowling Elementary Schools Vote 2008

 

Submitted by Charlene D. Winley, ITRS

Pre-K-5th grade students at Richard Bowling Elementary School cast their vote for the President of the United States on Monday, November 3, 2008. Using the Turning Technologies Student Response System, students were able to participate in the election process. Each class was escorted to the polling site (Upper Computer Lab) where the students sat on the floor. The students received instructions on how to use the response devices and how to identify the letters “A” and “B” to select the Presidential candidates, Barack Obama or John McCain, respectively. Prior to casting, their vote’s students took a polling test to ensure their devices were working properly. Students also received a small talk on their ‘Civic’ duties as a citizen of Richard Bowling Elementary School to vote. The upper grade students asked questions about the process involving the reinstatement of the right to vote if someone was a convicted felon.

Providing the students with immediate feedback on their class winner made this process a success. Teachers were excited about the integration of technology, history, and language arts. It was easy to create Turning Reports after each voting session. The students are looking forward to exercising their right to vote in the next 8-14 years as citizens of the United States of America.

Election

 

4th & 5th Graders of Bowling Elementary School were given a choice of who to vote for. Using the Student Response Systems, the students were able to vote, get immediate feedback and discuss the results.

 

The pictures show students from Ms. Ambrose’s 5th grade and Mrs. Peyton’s 4th grade class.

Election 4th Grade

4th Grade students use the Student Response Systems to vote for the Presidential Election of 2008

Election 5th Grade

5th grade students are looking forward to exercising their right to vote in the next 8-14 years as citizens of the
United States of America

Charlene D. Winley
Instructional Technology Specialist
Norfolk Public Schools
Richard Bowling 628-2515
Coleman Place 852-4641
cdwinley@nps.k12.va.us

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Contact Charlene D. Winley
Instructional Technology Specialist
Norfolk Public Schools
Richard Bowling 757.628.2515
Coleman Place 757.852.4641
cdwinley@nps.k12.va.us