White County FFA presents interactive technology program to various community groups

Posted By | May 4, 2017 7:22 am

Members of the White County FFA were busy during the month of April presenting interactive technology programs to a variety of community groups. A presentation and tour of the new Career Academy center on the campus of White County High School to the White County Retired Teachers started the busy month. FFA members acted as a Courtesy Corp for the Retired Teachers and then later presented a program about new technology and demonstrated the driving simulator about the danger of texting and driving. Kaye Barlow a White County Retired teacher experienced the drive of the simulator car. The program also included information about the fast changing digital environment we all live in today and the impact it is making on teaching and learning.

The “It can Wait” texting and driving program was presented which featured a car simulator built by FFA students at WCHS and a 3D presentation.

The White County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, a long- time supporter of FFA, was the next group the technology program was present to.   The car simulator with the 3D virtual reality headset was experienced by board member Marshall La Fever, along with Chairman Kenneth Whiteaker and Farm Bureau agent Vaugh Walker.

Senior adults residing at Life Care of Sparta was the third group to host the program in April. They observed and participated in a hands-on Senior Cyber training workshop. Different features on i-pads, chrome books and tablets, were used showing how one can use them to connect with friends and family. FFA was assisted by the GFWC Renaissance Club of Sparta at the Life Care presentation.

Employees of AT&T were present at each training session. AT&T also provided tablets at each session for participants to use during the presentations. AT&T’s Digital You was created in 2015 as a part of community outreach.. It is a comprehensive program to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience.

The White County FFA Chapter was one of several Tennessee FFA chapters attending a full day of training in Nashville in December. The FFA made the commitment to take their knowledge back to their community with six presentations to community groups. The program also has allowed for students to learn by working in groups, promoted public speaking, encouraged knowledge of current events and allowed students to have a successful experience in working with others outside of their age range.

The White County FFA is appreciative of the opportunities they have experienced thru the “Digital You” presentations in the Sparta and White County community.

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