Dale PlotzkiHey hey
Charity HelmanGood morning!
Chantell ManahanGood morning!
Kern KelleyHi everyone!
Josh McLaughlinHi all
Carol EldersHello from Arizona!
Evonne HackettHello from North Georgia
Charity HelmanI am in Calgary, Alberta.
Dale PlotzkiLima Peru. GCE1/GCE2. I am our school's tech integrationist
Leigh-Kathryn SmithHello from Carlisle, PA
Amy Hudson EsteppGood morning!
Amy Hudson EsteppOhio
Nancy BooyOntario, Canada
Christine FisetJust outside of Montreal!
mpskmsmithKathi - Omaha NE
SuperKweilWork with K-8 students in the Chicagoland area as the district technology integration specialist.
Joanne GauleyHi from sunny Gorham, Maine.
Chantell ManahanI am the Director of Technology at MSDS of Steuben County in Angola, Indiana, and I am also the adviser to our high school student tech team
Josh McLaughlinCleveland, Ohio. Manager of Academic Support
Ge-Anne BolhuisSneaking in while we wrap up the other meeting.
Leigh-Kathryn SmithI've been using G Suite/GAFE for about 3+ years. I am running a student-run Help Desk (tech team) - we are in our FIRST YEAR!
Brigitte McCawleyHello, from Alabama! Roll Tide!! I'm our school's Integrationist and started our first student tech club...Calling it iServe! Glad to be here!!
Chantell ManahanTwitter @leadlaughlearn
Kern KelleyAwesome Brigitte!
Ge-Anne BolhuisLOVE iServe name!
SuperKweilCreated technology clubs for students. We are the Tech-Know Kids Club!
Amy Hudson Estepp@amymhudson
Evonne HackettHi Ge-Anne
Reed YanceyFrom California (Just outside of Yosemite)
Dianne DepnerGood Morning! Im from Maple Ridge, BC!
Ge-Anne BolhuisHi, Evonne Nice to see you!
EdTechTeamWelcome all! @edtechteam great to follow you all!
Brigitte McCawleyReally like the "Tech Know" kids club name...Good idea!
David MyersHello everyone!
EdTechTeamHey David! Hi Ge-Anne!
Charity HelmanKern - are your students certified with level one or two (or both)?
EdTechTeamGreat to see familiar community members in here!
Christy SlifkeyHello from VA, everyone!
EdTechTeamDo you all have a "Zach" or a tech helper student or group?
Ge-Anne BolhuisNot yet....still very locked down in my district
Christy SlifkeyI have 6, 8th graders who help with basic laptop computer management.
Dale PlotzkiCome work at our school Zach
Charity HelmanWe have a Davis. He is now a Google Certified Trainer, and is the hugest help to the senior high at our school. He is under-utilized and under appreciated though.
EdTechTeamDavis is great, he has blogged for us before!
Chantell ManahanMy 10 High Tech Hornets help students and teachers in our district with technology, specifically G Suite. They offered some stations on core G Suite tools at our district new teacher acadenmy
Charity HelmanWhen I interviewed for a tech integrator job last year, I proposed something similar to what Kern does. What a great way to empower students!
Brennan CaverhillGreat ideas!
Charity HelmanBrennan! #TOR16!
EdTechTeamHow are you currently doing tech support in your environment?
Charity HelmanCurrently we don't involve students (sadly).
EdTechTeamBrigitte iServe sounds awesome!
Ge-Anne BolhuisIn my high school, I am it...
Brennan CaverhillShout-out, Charity & #TOR16 - we have a "tech team" at our school (I coordinate it, 1-2 members from every class) who are the front-line of tech issues ... everything else ends up on my desk!
Brennan Caverhill(PS - there is no "position" for tech-support at our school ... I'm a regular teacher, and manage all our tech (60 ipads, 30 chromebooks, etc) in my "spare time"
Wendy ScottI teach tech at elementary school. I want to start a tech group of students. We are a small school and have no IT department. Students would be a great resource to help. Thanks.
EdTechTeamBrennan doesn't have any spare time!
Brennan CaverhillIf you want something done ... ask a busy person!
Amy Hudson EsteppI'm tech integration and have two network administrators. It's us. We created for next school year a class (it's a "special") for grade 8 students
Amy Hudson Esteppwhere we are going to train them so once they reach our high school, they will be out tech team.
EdTechTeamAwesome Wendy-- it can be tough when there is no department at all! I'm glad you're thinking of starting
Brigitte McCawleyYES!! Our club is now getting more established as students begin to understand what it's all about. The name 'iServe" was chosen to promote service. Hoping to get some good ideas today!
Wendy ScottI feel your pain Brennan. I do 160 iPads and all the desktops about 60 at our elementary site. Yikes.
EdTechTeam"What's the worst that can happen? I don't know!" Love it Kern!
Charity Helmanstudents NEED to see teachers learning! We just had that discussion in our PD COmmittee meeting yesterday.
Dale Plotzki'rare for students to see teachers learning'. excellent point!
Brigitte McCawleyI tell my kiddos..."I don't know" is a challenge to find out!
EdTechTeamI love the idea of a class Amy!
Amy Hudson EsteppThese students are going to help us build out the curriculum. It's going to be brand new!
EdTechTeamHave any of you tried presenting with your students?
Leigh-Kathryn SmithEven though I'm in my first year, we have gone into various classes at the HS to teach an application (Slides, etc.)
EdTechTeamChristy your 6 8th graders sound great!
Leigh-Kathryn SmithAnd we have spent the day at two different elementary schools welcoming them to "Google-land" (they had just gotten their Gmail accounts)
Chantell ManahanMy student tech team has presented at several state conferences and to other districts via Hangouts/Skype
Dale PlotzkiLiving in a poor country, a lot of our kids go out and share their tech skills with other schools and students that are far behind to help close the skills gap in the country
Charity HelmanWe talk about providing students with skills for life, and you are definitely doing it for these kids, Kern! KUDOS!
EdTechTeamGreat idea Dale!
Chantell ManahanOne of my tech students got the chance to give an Ignite Speech at last year's Indiana Google Summit
Christy SlifkeyThey're learning and a great help getting computer settings changed in a pinch!
Christy SlifkeyI'm hoping to have an elective next year where we can delve into more details so they can begin helping all teachers in the school (I'm the tech teacher).
Brigitte McCawleyI LOVE the idea of student teams going into classrooms to teach an application and want to see more student-designed lessons...powerful to learning!
Charity HelmanDavis keynoted Kylie Kissel's Student Summit - Youth Tech Nation
Jennifer CauthersGreat chat. Thanks for the wonderful information. Can't wait to get started.
Christy SlifkeyAt my prior school, I took a group of 6th graders to present at ISTE in DC (then NECC at that time).
Gilles TheriaultGreat live show Kern!
Christy SlifkeyThey basically ran a podcasting session for their teachers.
Brian Cauthersgreat info
EdTechTeamTotally Brigitte-- and easy to launch too! You could have a student training tomorrow if you wanted!
Brigitte McCawleyHmmm...? I wonder if using this book and reaching the certification could be an elective...!!!?
EdTechTeamGreat idea! I'll ask about the certification as well Charity
Charity Helman+Brigitte - love that idea
Christy SlifkeyLike that idea Brigitte!
Brigitte McCawleyI've already sent a text to my "powers that be" to consider this!! Good luck to anyone else who's going for it!!
Christy SlifkeyI'm composing an email asking for consideration of a tech team elective to start next school year, for our 8th graders! Great minds think alike!
Diane GriffinGreat idea Brigitte!
Dale PlotzkiOne of our very very saavy students was able to locate and flag a serious security concern in Drive. No teacher or technologist was even remotely aware of it. incredible!
Amy Hudson EsteppWe have a course for next year in place, but this could be great.
Hollie SiskThis would be awesome in our school. We are unique that we are a middle/high school so our high school students could take as an elective and get certified and then teach our middle school students!
Brigitte McCawleyOkay...Here I go thinking again...What if the elective included the certification AND a type of "internship"...!? Where students "go and show" how it can be effective for teaching and learning!
Linda SimpkinsI may have missed this - Is there a digital format of the book for the purpose of keeping up with the Google updates that impact the directions in one or more lessons?
Kacey ReynoldsLate today--tech issues--the irony.
Hollie SiskYes, Brigitte I agree. Training hrs should be implemented too.
Brigitte McCawleyI have the same question as Linda...
batmanfromozrubbing eyes, it's 2am here we are wanting to use drones in our classrooms
EdTechTeamThanks for coming Batman!
Wendy ScottWHat are your ideas for drones??
Brigitte McCawleyThanks, EdTechTeam...I am so inspired, excited, ready to go for I.T.!!!
batmanfromozwe provide vocational training and would like students to be able to preview students doing electrical pole work and solar installations etc and beam back to classrooms
Joanne GauleyElementary schools? How do Tech Teams work in K-5?
Dale PlotzkiDrone piloting is a HUGE opportunity for learners
Charity HelmanThanks Wendy, Kern and Zach - I have to go teach now!
Linda SimpkinsThank you for the link!
Jennifer CauthersThanks I am headed out to teach as well. So excited.
Hollie SiskAbout to introduce our PreK class to Chromebooks and the webcam. Then they are going to take a survey on Forms.
Christy SlifkeyI love partnering our 7-8 students with our K & 1 learners!
EdTechTeamLove the partnership Christy!
EdTechTeamShare with us any authentic projects that your students might do, like Batman and the solar projects!
SSAjkokladasIn my old district we had started an after school tech team for 5th graders that supported the school, we taught them certain tips and tricks and worked with them in certain apps
Brigitte McCawleyMentoring young ones is an effective approach to teaching older students empathy and social skills...LOVE it!!
SuperKweilKern and Zach, you fellas ROCK! This is really inspiring! Thanks for taking time to share your knowledge and experience.
Wendy Scottvery inspired - thanks
Brigitte McCawleyA colleague and I are wanting to do a G-Suite/Chromebook summer camp for 5th graders, since they will go 1:1 at our school next year. Our mascot is a panther, so we want to call it "Cub Camp!"
EdTechTeamLove the camp model!
SuperKweil+Bridget McCawley - love this idea and thinking of doing something like this in my district.
Wendy Scottlove the idea of a summer camp
Karen JacksonI like the after school programs for middle schoolers.
Kristy EhlersYou discussed the trust factor with your students. Do you have a set of criteria or a rubric for making determinations about students' level of trust with going out and helping teachers?
SuperKweilMy Tech-Know Kids Club is for 3-5th graders and we meet during lunch. They are students who are interested in using technology and helping others use technology.
EdTechTeamLove the lunch model Kweil!
Chantell ManahanTerms of service for Loom---18 years and older only....so great for teachers, perhaps can assist
SuperKweilThat mirror reflection sounds awesome! a lot like OSMO's for the iPad.
SuperKweilHangout not enabled in my district (boo)....but I just bought the book (Woot!)
Leigh-Kathryn SmithThank you Kern!
Denise H. OrndorffThanks, great information!!
Brigitte McCawleyThanks to you all...Great experience!!
Diane GriffinYes, excellent! Thank you!
Christy SlifkeyThank you Kern & Zach. Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences and ideas!
Karen JacksonMy question had to do with a new campus opening up next year. What are the three most important things to start with in a MakerSpace?
Karen JacksonThank you!
EdTechTeamThanks all for coming!
EdTechTeamOh great idea Karen-- one second