Teachers Get Tech Tips from Students

Comments (5)

Comment RSS
thomas denk (not verified)

Students as technology mentors

Was this helpful?
0

Yes! Please give me all the technology students available. It is so enjoyable for the rest of the class when they make "fun" of me!! So many more wish to share what they know when they realize they can teach the teacher.

Andrew Black (not verified)

8th Grade Science

Was this helpful?
0

This looks like a terrific program for both the students and the student teachers. I have to ask though, is the students' instruction of the student teachers confined to the time period before starts so the these students aren't missing any of their own instructional time? And why aren't these student teachers coming out of their teacher preparation programs better versed in using technology in the classroom?

Rhonda (not verified)

Students teaching teachers

Was this helpful?
0

I see a lot of value in this type of program, including the recruitment of future teachers. It is absolutely true that kids pick up on technology and know more bout it than adults do. I am sure that some teachers get into the delimma that teachers of the gifted do---staying ahead of their students. I will never forget when, a number of years ago, a 3rd grader made my VCR work.

I also think that teachers, especially older teachers, might be beter able to accept tutoring from students than from younger colleagues. There is nothing political here. It is a sort of advanced form of show and tell.

I would like to know if any of these programs have trained special needs students to teach teachers about technology---especially LD and BD students and those with Aspergers. It would seem to me that being able to shine and REALLY help an adult learn would do great things for their attention span and their ability to express themselves clearly and on topic. I know that some of my moderately retarded students taught each other how to look up websites and find things they needed on the Internet.

Diane (not verified)

Learn more about this program

Was this helpful?
0

Staff comment:

There is an article that accompanies this video segment.

Anonymous

Generation www.Y video

Was this helpful?
0

This was an enlightening video that introduces an excellent learning experience for teachers. The introductory comment placed above the video should have given additional information as to where teachers can find out more about this program or find out if the program is in their state.

This was an excellent eye opener for understanding that teachers certainly do need more training in technology for the classroom! Thanks for offering this video to teachers!

see more see less