Tech Gurus is a club or an extra-curricular time, called ECA at Canadian International School–Bangalore.
A student group that meets for 45 minutes per week. Students sign up once per term and must attend for 11 weeks, and hopefully the entire year.
Five brave and adventurous high school students signed up for this club. They didn’t really know what it was for or about. Two hope to get CAS (community, action, service) time for these sessions to aid them in completing their IB diploma.
My goal for this group: I would like these students to facilitate the “out of the box” sessions for students next year. I would like them to be able to help teachers connect their iPads to their projectors and to help them send a print job to the c
ECA- first day with ipad -excitement!!
orrect printer. I would like this group or some of its members to attend or become involved in the Flatclassroom project.
Our first meetings: We talked about my big ideas for the club and what they saw as important for this club. Excitement built when I told them that they would be using my iPad to learn and to guide others with. They agreed to start a wiki. Two students started a tumblr and a wikispace. Both are shell pages only at the moment, but I do hope to see it used a place to share ideas and to document their experiences.
A great suggestions was made at this first meeting. Could a Payment plan for iPad Purchase start soon, so that students and their family could start paying for the iPad now in installments?
In the past 5 weeks, we have attended one teaching teachers session- the “out of the box” session for teachers, they have interviewed two different campus visitors. They have documented Club time using video and pictures using the iPad. They have been exploring Comiclife and creating Tech Guru advertisements. They have been rallying and recruiting members for this club.
Tech Gurus- 1st day with an iPad
Jaideep has decided to document all CIS events and create a term summary video for each term this year.
Next steps: Create a student survey for iPad use. Develop our wiki. Look into virtual participation at ASB Unplugged 2012!