You’ve probably heard of the student-led “Genius Bar”, which is generally a team of student leaders that provide technical support for the technology devices and programs in their schools. What a great way to utilize and develop student knowledge and skills, right? I couldn’t agree more. Busch’s student tech teams have four sub-committees: the “Newcast Directors,” the “iPad Consultants,” the “Makerspace Mentors,” and the “Cyber Squad.” But what if we took the opportunity to develop young, skilled learners
Being able to effectively use a student tech team also requires a school culture where teachers will accept from students. I know that sounds bad, but I’ve seen teachers who would not work with students in a support capacity. Luckily, this was several years ago, but I believe the teachers didn’t want to appear like they didn’t know everything.