Published on February 27, 2014 by Dr. Betsy Rogers  

Samford University’s School of Education recently hosted a technology conference for educators from area schools and Samford education students.

At the We AR (Augmented Reality) Makers conference participants attended sessions focusing on making and designing using different technologies, while enhancing knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.   

“All the resources that were presented are easy to use,” said Autumn Combs, participant and education student. “I came away with many ideas that will not only be beneficial to me, but to my future students.”

The We AR Makers conference developed from the Maker Movement, which is a culture representing technology-based extensions of do-it-yourself projects. Most projects are engineering-oriented using electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, metalworking and art and crafts.

To learn more about the conference and sessions, click here:

About Samford University and the Orlean Bullard BeesonSchool of Education: Samford University is Alabama’s top-ranked private university and provides nationally-recognized academic programs rooted in its historic Christian mission. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South, and Samford also is consistently recognized for its value and affordability. The Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education has a rich history of excellence in education. Established in 1915, the school is named for Orlean Bullard Beeson, who exemplified Christian leadership in civic, church and philanthropic causes by investing in the lives of students seeking academic excellence. The School of Education has bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree options and offers the only undergraduate program in the state with four different certifications. The School of Education holds NCATE Accreditation, the most highly regarded standard of excellence in teacher preparation by U.S. schools.