Vol. 7, No. 3 • May 2000
Students as technology support staff?
by Rob Reilly

THE TECH COORDINATOR'S CORNER column states that today there is a need to increase the support staff to deal with the increase in technology in our schools. Relates that schools are beginning to understand the benefits (and liabilities) of using students to support their technology efforts, especially since students are usually more knowledgeable about computers than the average teacher or administrator. Discusses the views of several educators and their experiences relating to the use of students as support staff, from students who were taught to do basic repairs, to problems with students who thought they knew more than they actually did and made the problems worse. Maintains that the bottom line is the fact that students receive a great educational experience, and it should become apparent that utilizing students as support staff can be a quality educational experience.
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