This year I have two Technology Education assistants. This is more easily described as an internship for them. They are working closely beside me and learning how to use the latest gadgets at our school. We just received 2 new Go Pro 5, two DJI Osmos and Phantom drone. Additionally, they will be teaching other students how to use these items.
But this program is not all fun and games. I have asked them to make a year long goal sheet to share with me and each other. They will host workshops for teachers and students that focus on technology education "101" seminars. The whole year is going to be about learning and teaching themselves. They will shadow me, but I'll try to let them figure out as much on their own as possible.
Student Henry really wants to learn the Adobe products and create Adobe 101 lessons for students and teachers. Amy is really good at advertising and design so she'll make some graphics for school clubs. What got us really moving along was the advancements Google Sites has made. We share a page to communicate and mark down our ideas. I'm really looking forward to building these students into leaders and experts.
We recently purchased some google cardboard. Henry and Amy created a 7th grade science lesson. Students watched a 360 tour of inside the human cell. They were asked to identify several items and then label it on a handout. We could have lowered our expectations because all students had different phones and app restrictions by their parents made it difficult to get everyone on task. It worked much better to simulate a "Zombie attack" in my 11th grade global issues class. See images below.
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