Become eSavvy at Beerwah Technology Expo
  • Monday 03 March 2014

No matter how you use technology, there is something for everyone to explore at the Beerwah Technology Expo from 9am to 2pm on Saturday, March 15.

Sunshine Coast Council’s Division 1 Councillor Rick Baberowski said the Beerwah Technology Expo provides an opportunity for the community to interact with new and emerging technology.

“I encourage anyone who is interested in or confused by technology to head to this expo as it is a great opportunity to listen to some really interesting presentations,” Cr Baberowski said.

“Exhibitors include Ted’s Cameras, Total Mircosystems, LisaSista Photography, Glasshouse Country Christian College, Beerwah Family History Group - just to name a few.

“You will leave feeling eSavvy after learning about social media, cloud storage, green screen technology, benefits of the CommunityHub, free eResources including eBooks, eMusic, seeing an amazing 3D printer in action, and so much more.”

Glasshouse Country Christian College Educational Technology Support Teacher, Brad Evans said one of the hardest things to do as a school was to connect education with the real world.

“Having our Year 9 students involved in days like this allows them to gain perspective on what they are learning while participating in the wider Beerwah community,” he said.

“Through the use of the revolutionary technology of an iPad and having ready access to the Beerwah Library's resources, our students can seamlessly continue their learning, long after the home-time bell has rung.

“Some of the things the students will be demonstrating include stop motion photography to create an animation on an iPad, green screen technology for media production and news reporting and AppleTV technology which changes the classroom landscape – all these make learning both interesting and fun.”

While at the expo make sure you purchase tickets to be in the running to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, sponsored by the Friends of Beerwah Library. The winner will be drawn at 2pm on the day.

The Beerwah Technology Expo is a proud community initiative of Sunshine Coast Council, Beerwah Grafx Group, Beerwah Friends of the Library and U3A Sunshine Coast.

Come along and interact with new and emerging technology and become eSavvy at the Beerwah Technology Expo. For more details call 1300 LIBRARY and ask to talk to the Beerwah Library or visit council’s library website.