Horry County Schools’ Technology Fair goes iPad crazy (Update: Winners)

Photo by TheDigitel Myrtle Beach

Update April 6, 2012: Horry County Schools has published the official list of winners. Read them all here.

Update April 4, 2012: Future tech innovators of all ages took over the Myrtle Beach Convention Center for the 2012 Horry County Schools Technology Fair.

The most obvious trend? iPad. The Apple iPad was a key element of numerous projects from both students and teachers. Even the judges this year were issued school-owned iPads for keeping their scores and comments. Robotics was also a noticeable presence particularly with the Robotics Challenge competition taking place just next door to the main exhibit hall Most of the student exhibits showcased student programming, robotics, graphic design, multimedia. Another interesting feature was teacher exhibits where they showed off how they used technology in the classroom to both engage and connect with their students.

View photos in our Flickr set.

First Report: Students are putting the finishing touches on their project for the Horry County Schools Technology Fair. 

In just three short years the HCS Technology Fair has grown by leaps and bounds, this years fair is so big that it is now held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Wednesday, April 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.. Award presentations will be at 5:30.p.m..

This years Technology Fair will see 275 entries and have 500 students and teachers participating. The 2012 HCS Tech Fair will see 35 schools and all grades K-12 participating. Students pick their project from several categories: Animated Graphic Design/3-D Modeling, Graphic Design, Multimedia/Video Editing, Programming, Robotics, Digital Photography, and Creative/Other. Also, teachers will have some time to shine as they showcase how they are using technology to transform education. 

Additionally, for the first time at the Horry County Schools Tech Fair there will be a LEGO Robotics Challenge from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seventeen teams from schools all across Horry County will be competing with their team built, programmed Lego robots in 8 challenges with the over all theme of "Live the Green Life."

The Horry County Schools' Technology Fair, as well as Convention Center parking is free and open to the public, so come and check out the young, bright minds and future leaders of innovation of Horry County on Wednesday, April 4th.