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Congrats NETA winners!

2017 NETA WINNERS!
Congratulations to the following students and teachers for placing in the 2017 National Educational Technology Association (NETA) competition:

Derek Babb, a computer science teacher from Omaha North High Magnet School earned the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. This award is given to teachers who has shown outstanding effort in using technology in their classroom and who have collaborated with community partners in technology.

Rich Carlson, an informational technology teacher at Omaha North High Magnet School, worked with his student, Olivia B., on a video projected called, “Cooking with Crafts.” This video featured breakfast with a twist! Household items become food. Olivia’s video took
2nd place.

Natalie Runyon, a business education teacher at Omaha North High Magnet School, worked with her student, Ciera P. on a still image called, “Viking Storm.” This still image took 3rd place and was taken at a football game with perfect contrast of bright clothing
and a stormy sky. Ms. Runyon also worked with Ciera P., Michaela T., and Kendyl P. in creating a 1st place video called, “To Write Love on Her Arms.” This video was a P.S.A. for the To Write Love on her Arms support organization to help those coping with depression. In addition, Ms. Runyon also worked with Ciera P. and Michaela T.
on a video project called, “To Omaha,” which is a short film about falling in love. This video took 3rd place.

Grant Torpin, an information technology teacher at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School, worked with two of his broadcasting students, Sam S. and Willa R., to produce a 1st place video. These two students met the band Through Fire at their latest music
video shoot. The video interview focused on what it’s like being from Omaha and finding success in the music industry.

If you are interested in seeing these winning projects, you may click on the NETA web site link after they post the projects March 1st, 2017.


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