Tech on the Tables to offer advice to people interested in buying new gadgetsSubmitted: 12/01/2014
Story By Lauren Stephenson

Tech on the Tables to offer advice to people interested in buying new gadgets
EAGLE RIVER - Laptops, tablets, and cell phones can be popular gifts during the holiday season, but tech stores can be crowded and you may feel the pressure to buy.

Technology experts in the Northland Pines School District will offer demonstrations and answer questions about some of the newest products on the market.

They'll host Tech on the Tables Tuesday night.

"This is a way for people to come in, without pressure, hang onto the device, try it out, ask questions of people who are using this stuff every day" said Northland Pines Technology Coach Dave Strong.

They'll have everything from iPads and Kindle Fires, to Chromebooks, smartphones, and laptops available to try out.

Some students will be there to answer questions, too.

"It's a good experience for the students to be able to talk with community members and share what they know. And the students sometimes have a better grasp of of the devices than the teachers do so they can share more information and more tips and tricks with the community members than maybe a teacher might," said Northland Pines Director of Libraries Jone Davis.

The district is offering this event to give back to the community.

"In the past, we've done iPad trainings for the community as a way for our technology committee and our district to give back to our taxpayers, to give back to people in the community. And we thought this year, with all of the pressure of the different kinds of electronics, of the different kinds of technology that are out there, it'll be nice for people to come in and get an understanding of what the technology is without the pressure to purchase," Strong explained.

The event runs from 6 to 8 Tuesday night.

It will be held in the Northland Pines High School Library.

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