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Technology In Today's Schools and How to Contact Legislators regarding Budget Cuts!
Author: Tim Taylor


Special Guests of Orange County Public Schools Topic: Technology in Today’s Schools:

Kevin Elliot,
French Teacher, Robinswood Middle School

-Lived in France (4 years)

-Using Technology in Classroom

Harrison Peters, Principal of Robinswood Middle School

-3 years as Principal at Robinswood

-Embrassing Technology in Classroom

Rudy Gatling, IT Support Representative specifically working at Robinswood Middle School

Technology Maintenance

Upgrades, Software Issues, Hardware Issues


Server Maintenance

Computer / Technology Support

Most schools have 1-3 administrators

Rudy Gatling keeps 500 machines running!

Amy Legross, Student 
-7th Grade
-Used technology in the classroom
-She already knows French so technology helps her use other resources to learn more rather than sit and review what she already knows from a text book. 


Technology uses at Robinswood Middle School

-Internet based programs

-Student Databases


Benefits of Technology in School System


  • Incredible difference in concentration
  • Keeps kids interests
  • Multiple points of entry for learning new things
  • Most students are taught at a General Skill Level. With computers in the classroom teachers can tailor courses to help students that are behind catch up and the advanced students can be challenged.


The difference between the “Past Language Labs and Today’s  Technology.

Language Labs were actually more expensive to run that today’s PC’s Labs.

In Mr. Elliot’s French class the use Freeware programs help record students French lessons that can later be analyzed individually and help in determining where they need assistance.

How technology in schools helps prepare kids for careers in their future!

-Technology is a big part of students life

-Technology has to be embraced in the classroom because that is how our kids today communicate, play and learn.

-Discussion on the Amazon’s Kindle could save $ with textbooks


Budget Cuts in Public Schools

What can parents do to let our Legislators know we don’t want funding to be cut from our schools?


  • Call, Write, email to legislators
  • Rally
  • Visits
  • Meet with Local and State Legislators


Educating our Students Benefits our society!


How can I contact my legislators?


Below is a list of the Orange County legislator’s information.  To find your Legislators outside of Orange, use the following link to the State of Florida site where you can access your elected legislators by entering your Zip-Code.


Outside of Orange County



To contact your School board Members, use the following link to the OCPS web site.<>


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Orange County State Congressional Delegation

Governor Charlie Crist

State of Florida

The Capitol

400 S. Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32399








Representative Larry Cretul

6911 S.W. Highway 200

Ocala, FL 34476



Senator Thad Altman

6767 N Wickham Rd Suite 211

Melbourne, FL 32940



Senator Lee Constantine

378 Centerpointe Cir, Suite 1268

Altamonte Springs, FL 32701


407-262-7580 fax


Senator Andy Gardiner

1013 E Michigan Street

Orlando, FL 32806


407-428-5802 fax


Senator Gary Siplin

1436 N Pine Hills Rd

Orlando, FL 32808


407-522-2153 fax


Representative Sandy Adams

2074 Winter Springs Blvd

Oviedo, FL 32765


407-977-4022 fax


Representative Dean Cannon

1992 Mizell Ave Suite 200

Winter Park, FL 32792


407-623-5742 fax


Representative Steve Crisafulli

2460 N. Courtenay Pkwy, Suite 108

Merritt Island, FL 32953


321-449-5113 fax


Representative Chris Dorworth

1055 AAA Drive Suite 205

Heathrow, FL 32746


407-333-1817 fax


Representative Eric Eisnaugle

2003 Curry Ford Rd Suite 1

Orlando, FL 32806


407-893-3143 fax


Representative Mike Horner

323 Pleasant St

Kissimmee, FL 34741


407-943-3078 fax


Representative Brian Nelson

409 S Park Ave

Apopka, FL 32703


407-884-2025 fax


Representative Scott Plakon

1855 W State Road 434, Suite 242

Longwood, FL 32750


407-262-7522 fax




Representative Steve Precourt

310 S Dillard St Suite 400

Winter Garden, FL 34787


407-814-6163 fax


Representative Scott Randolph

701 E South Street Suite 100

Orlando, FL 32801


407-893-3086 fax


Representative Darren Soto

5425 S Semoran Blvd Suite 1B

Orlando, FL 32822


407-249-4745 fax


Representative Geraldine Thompson

511 W South Street Suite 204

Orlando, FL 32805


407-245-1513 fax



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