1. George, thank you for this post. This directly mirrors my experience in the tech integration world. In turn we created the RFHS Student Technology Support Team. Today the service our computers, repair our Chromebooks, do outreach to retirement homes and the VFW, and so much more. I hope that this idea will continue to spread! Thanks for all that you do and represent!

  2. Bridget

    Oh. My. Goodness. Brilliant idea! Such the truth with technology and these poor technologists that are asked to do things that are not really what they signed up for. :) As someone who is a huge advocate of student-driven learning and having students teach students, this hits a whole new area that can tap into the specialty skills of our students. This will not only teach them, but we learn so much as well. I might just need to form a student run tech dept. tomorrow!!

  3. This blog post is fantastic! The ideas that you are sharing here are golden opportunities to let learners succeed and grow.
    Two really important take-aways for educators, myself especially:
    1. This is not about removing what we might hate to do as educators, but really tapping into the passions of our students. (This relates to many many situations in our careers and interactions with student learners).
    2. This goes way beyond the curriculum, and in my opinion, is often a much more valuable learning experience than what is in those static documents. (This is my favourite line from your post, I believer that learning goes way beyond the documents, children DESERVE experiences that go way beyond the documents and need to develop skills that will need more learning than just from the documents)!!
    Thank you,

  4. Fantastic Article! We have a student tech group in place at both our middle school and high school. The high school students are enrolled in a course called Career Development and Explorations thus providing them elective credit for each semester completed. These students completed a virtual course with content however they are completely in charge of their on campus help desk. These students are fast and reliable. AWESOME idea to embrace! Huge shout out and thank you from South Vermillion in Clinton, IN. We appreciate you greatly!

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