Educational Leadership, May 1998, p. 74

One elementary school solved the problem of educating parents and community members on its technology initiatives by hosting an evening showcase dubbed “Technology Night.”

McNair Elementary school in Montgomery County, Md., found that the best way to ensure parent and community attendance was to have the students demonstrate their skills live to attendees. At the same time, circulating school officials talked to the community and answered their questions about the school’s policies, goals, and vision for using technology in the classroom.

The school also obtained support from local businesses, which donated door prizes and set up vendor stations at the event.