LANSING — Students from Reed City’s GT Norman Elementary School returned to the state Capitol today to host an interactive display in the 12th annual Student Technology Showcase, an event hosted by the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL).

State representative Phil Potvin welcomed the students and learned about the video newscast they wrote, filmed, edited and produced.

Participants in the showcase showed legislators how technology is being used in schools now and how it can be better utilized in the future.

“I love to see students become passionate about education,” said Potvin, R-Cadillac.  “Young people are always immersed in new technology, but this event is about using that technology to further their education and to help them prepare for the future.  The ideas on display here today will hopefully inspire these kids to find new ways to learn and new topics to discover.”

Last year, students from GT Norman showed visitors short length digital movies about the effects of bullying.

The students filmed and edited the movies themselves on laptops and iPads.  This year’s display featured segments on weather, sports, a discussion on the qualities needed of the President, and respect for their fellow students.

“This event is always such a great place to find new concepts and inventive ideas from all over the state,” said Potvin. “Reed City should be proud of its local students for once again putting together such a powerful and informative display.”