The basic mindset is that today's youth is more tech-savvy than adults. Yes, that's a broad sweeping generalization, but there is some truth to back those words up. We will spend the first month or so arming students with knowledge about a number of typical teacher needs. Then, the rest of the semester would be students helping teachers solve problems, create projects, and take steps toward tech-integration awesomeness.
In order to get this done, I need to think of the end-product.
- The faculty will increase in technical confidence.
- The student will collaborate with a teacher to create a technical project.
What should these projects be? What are skills that a 14 year old can quickly pick up and pass along to a 44 year old?
So, that leads me back to the title. What makes a techie teacher techie?
Think through your day. What tools do you use? What sites and apps do you use? What are you doing differently now that you didn't do 5 years ago? What are some simple things you wish your colleagues would do but don't?
I would appreciate any help you can give me, and in return I'll share it all back with you.