Students Showcase Technology Projects
Felix Lopez says he's had a passion for music ever since he was young. Playing in his middle school band and testing out his writing skills and anything else he could do to be involved in music. Lopez says he never thought he could write songs, but was amazed at what he's accomplished.
"Putting a part of you in the world it's just amazing. It's an amazing feeling. I don't think anything else can compare to that feeling."
A student at the Vidal M. Trevino fine arts school, Lopez was on hand for the Techstrong technology showcase at J.C. Martin elementary school to show L.I.S.D students from around the city what they are able to do with technology and a little creativity.
"Those little kids look up to me and I would tell them don't stop. The sky is the limit. There's nothing that can stop you but yourself."
That's exactly the message organizers of the Techstrong event wanted to relay.
"It's an opportunity for them to come in, showcase their projects whether they're elementary projects or high school projects. Students get to share and learn from each other."
Chief technology officer for L.I.S.D, Mike Munoa says they've implemented I-Pads into the classrooms for the past year and they're looking forward to placing more technology in the classrooms.
"We have approximately 200 teachers that have spent the entire year learning how to use applications in the classroom, how to help students with learning and instruction. But also helping students explore creativity."
For Felix Lopez, technology is the future.
"This is my dream and this is what I want to do for a living."