Legislative School Technology Day: Representatives Ty Harrell and Grier Martin

Lstd4 Two more people that we got to interview at our recent Legislative School Technology Day were Representative Grier Martin and Representative Ty Harrell.

Grier Martin has served 2 terms in the House of Representatives.  He has sponsored or co-sponsored 36 bills in this year’s legislative session.  He serves on several important committees including the Federal Relations and Homeland Security committee and the Military and Veteran Affairs committee.

Mr. Martin told us tons of interesting things about technology when he was in sixth grade, but what we thought was the most interesting was that if he forgot his homework, he would have to moan, beg and whine for another day! 

(That sounds like us.)

He also told us that using the overhead was "high-tech" when he was in school. 

Listen to our complete interview with Representative Martin here:

Download ltsd_representative_grier_martin.mp3

Ty Harrell has served 1 term in the House of Representatives.  He has sponsored or co-sponsored 6 bills in this year’s legislative session.  He serves on several important committees including the Health committee and the Science and Technology committee. 

Representative Harrell told us tons of interesting things about technology when he was in sixth grade too.  What we thought was most interesting was that when he needed to find something, he would use microfilm or microfiche systems.  He also told us that film projectors were sometimes used to present things in class.

Listen to our complete interview with Representative Harrell here:

Download ltsd_representative_ty_harrell.mp3

So what do you think of sixth grade in the eighties?  Leave us a comment to share your thinking and join us again soon on The Blurb and Our Opus.

Signed,

Elvis Pressley, Doink the Clown, and The Warlord

(Image retrieved from http://techcenter.davidson.k12.nc.us/lstd4.jpg on February 15, 2007)

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About Bill Ferriter

I'm a real-live, bona-fide, full-time practicing classroom teacher. #takeTHAT
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