STAR TECHSDistrict 30Student Technology TeamsPresented by Doreen RoseMagnet Technology Specialist
A Brief History From A-V Squad to Technology Team 1985 I.S. 145 Computer Squad October 1999 SWAT Team Presentation District-Wide Involvement
STAR TECHS: DISTRICT 30 MODEL • Definition is the same • Special school club • Empower students • Advance their level of technical skills • Assist other students with computer skills • Assist teachers with computer needs • Name selected by each school • Emphasis • no loss of learning time while doing school tasks
ADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS • Self confidence • Self esteem “This experience also makes me feel powerful.” Inna Etinberg 6th grade PS 122
ADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS • Self confidence • Self esteem • Increased technology knowledge • Improved communication & presentation skills • Teaching experiences
TEACHING EXPERIENCES: ADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS “When I go to teach the first graders, I finally understand all the craziness that the teachers have to go through every day.” “I always get one who won’t listen or won’t understand, but altogether, this program is fun!” Inna Etinberg 6th grade PS 122
TEACHING EXPERIENCES: ADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS “Then she tried to do what we had told her to do on the computer. Unfortunately, she had a very hard time. It was like a test for her. On the second day, we reviewed what we had taught her. She did better than on the previous day. Jonathon Siu Chong and John Zinonos 5th grade PS 84
ADVANTAGES FOR STUDENTS: SUMMARY • Self confidence • Self esteem • Increased technology knowledge • Improved communication & presentation skills • Teaching experiences • Patience & caring • Volunteerism
ADVANTAGES FOR TEACHERS • Increased technology skills • More empathy with students • Time saved • Learning experiences • Technology integration
STAR TECHS AT WORK:LOWER ELEMENTARY • 1st to 3rd grades (including ESL classes) • boot up machines, fill printers, report problems • shut down & cover machines • weekly cleaning • Training by Technology Specialist or upper grade Star Techs • Assist teacher and other students in the classroom with computer projects (KidPix idioms). • Digital photography, scanning
STAR TECHS AT WORK:UPPER ELEMENTARY • Upper Elementary - 4th and 5th grades • boot up machines, fill printers, report problems • shut down & cover machines • weekly cleaning • Training by Technology Specialist • Training lower-grade Star Techs • Assist teacher and other students in the classroom • Video teleconferencing • Newspapers, brochures...
STAR TECHS Benefits students Benefits teachers • Benefits the school • Benefits society
STAR TECHSA WIN-WIN SITUATION! GO FORTH AND SPREAD THE WORD!
STAR TECHS DISTRICT 30 STUDENT TECHNOLOGY TEAMSDoreen Rose(718) 777-4604(718) firstname.lastname@example.orgMagnet Technology Specialist