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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