Published on February 7, 2013 by Karen Birkenfeld  

 At an event titled, Tech "Bytes" at Trace Crossings, Samford teacher education candidates shared treats and technology insight with teachers at Trace Crossings Elementary School. Candidates spend significant amounts of time in Trace Crossings classrooms teaching lessons and assisting children as part of a K-12 school-university partnership with their teacher education preparation. For this event, candidates were given a list of soon-to-be-released Nooks apps designed for teachers. Candidates explored the apps and created "how to" handouts for the teachers at Trace Crossings as a quick start-up reference as well as an explanation of the instructional implications of the app. Teachers visited candidate tables and displays to hear presentations, ask questions and have a quick "byte."

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.