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Tech Team Day 7 – Tech Team Innovation

Tech Team Innovation

Step 1: Tech Team 

Take a moment to answer the following questions:

  • What aspects of Tech Team are successful? Explain why.
  • What aspects of Tech Team are challenging? Explain why.
  • What support does our school need from the Tech Team moving forward? Explain why.
  • What can we do to improve our support for our school?

Step 2: Research

Take some time to research various Tech Teams around North America. There are several schools using different variations of students in tech leadership positions. Look into them, and see what they are doing, how are they set up, how do they communicate, how do they improve their school culture around technology.

  • What are some things other Tech Teams are doing that we may want to apply at Riverside?
  • Has you research created any ideas that the Tech Team can implement here?

Step 3: Post to Your Blog

Place all of your answers to step 1 in and 2 in a blog post. Please be descriptive and explain things to the best of your ability.

Title: Tech Team Innovation

Category: Tech Team

Tag: TechTeamInnovation

Due Date: Tuesday May 21st, 2019 

Assessment: Monthly Reflection Rubric

Next Group  Meeting

Tuesday May 21st, 2019

Tuesday May 28th – Cancelled

Tuesday June 4th

Tuesday June 11th

Tech Team Day 6

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Course Selection

Please see me and bring your sheet to sign up for Tech Team next year!

Grade 8 Parent Tech Night – Feedback

Step 1: Line up in a line based on you birthdate

Step 2: Groups of 5

Step 3:

What do we keep?

What do we change?

What do we remove?

Tech Team Group Re-Focus

Step 1: Members

Step 2: Complete the Responsibilities

Step 3: Clear goals and dates

Click Here

Tech Team Meetings

Wall of Pride – Wednesday February 26th @ lunch

Social Media – Thursday March 7th @ lunch

Creation – Wednesday March 6th @ lunch


Next Group  Meeting

Tuesday March 12th

Tech Team Day 5 – Christmas Time


  1. Blog Customization and Widget Review: 
  2. Group Project Application:

Reflection #1

Complete the following questions by the December 21st. Each question must be thoroughly answered in a blog post.

Step 1: Answer the questions below.

What are some things you have learned and/or tasks you have accomplished so far this semester? Explain thoroughly (Use videos, pictures, upload materials etc. as evidence of learning in your blog)

  • What aspects of your work are successful? Explain why.
  • What aspects of your work are challenging? Explain why.
  • What steps did you take to overcome these challenges / what adjustments did you need to make?
  • Is there anything you can do improve? (with your approach to the project, or altering the project)

Do you have any feedback or suggestions, as we move forward, that could help the Tech Team meet the needs of our school and staff / be more effective? (Provide specific examples)

Step 2: Post to Your Blog

Title: Tech Team December Reflection

Category: Tech Team

Tag: TechTeamReflection

Due Date: December 21st

Assessment: Monthly Reflection Rubric

Save the Date

Jan 28th at 7:30 am – 12:30 – Focus Day

Feb 6th at 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Parent Tech Night

Tech Team Day 4: Group Project – Co-Design Process and Application

Choose a Group

  • Social Media Team
  • Creation Team
  • Support Team
  • Streaming Team
  • Wall of Pride
  • Others?

Co-Design Process

Click Here for the Co-Design Brainstorm

Step 1: In the Co-Design Brainstorm Doc, briefly describe your idea in a way that others will understand

Step 2: Use the Co-Design Google Doc to add feedback to the ideas and design process of others


How might this idea positively impact the social and emotional well being of students/our school? What can be done to increase the impact of this idea?


What could you change to make this idea more desirable to students, teachers, administrators, parents or the community?


What would you change to make this idea easier to integrate into a school setting? How can we keep it from being seen as an “add-on”?


What would you change to make this idea more feasible or viable? Think: e.g lower the cost, make it more sustainable, make it easier to implement etc.


Step 3: Share your teams process. Review the Co-Design Brainstorm. Take a look at all of the feedback that has been provided for your project. Complete the questions below and post to your blog.

a) Briefly describe your new and improved idea, by incorporating ideas and/or feedback.

b) Answer the following questions:

– What problems might we run into?

– What skills do we need to complete this project? How can we attain these skills?

c) Create a brief timeline of key things that need to happen to ensure successful completion of your project. What happens next?

Step 4) Post Your Application to Your Blog

Title: Tech Team Project

Category: Tech Team

Tag: Techteamproject

Due Date: November 6th

 Assessment: Passion Project Application Rubric

Tech Team Day 3: Blog Set Up, Design and Personalization Assignment


Your job is to set up your blog, create the category titled tech team, and alter the design of your blog. Your blogs will be used to interact with the course content, and for assessment. We want your blogs to showcase the school, and illustrate the power of our blogging culture. Essentially, make this blog your own, design it, create it, and play with it so, it is personalized for you.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Login to your blog

Step 3: Add a Tech Team Category

a) Go to posts

b) Go to categories

c) Create a category

Name – Tech Team


Parent – The Grade You are In

Click – Add New Category

d) Go to Appearance

e) Go to Menus

f) Add the Tech Team Category to the Menu, drag it to where you want it in your blog, click update.

Step 4: Customize your theme, title, and design, complete your ABOUT ME page – Assignment

Here is a list of resources to help you personalize your blog.

Edublogs Help Site:

Edublogs – Complete Manual

Edublogs – Creating Menu’s, Categories, and Pages

Step 5: Widgets and Plugins – Assignment

Search through the various Widgets and Plugins that are available. Look for some that are really cool and/or applicable. Add 3 of them to your blog, and use them.

Answer the following questions thoroughly, adding personal insight using your experience, in a blog post.


a) What Widgets and Plugins did you choose?

b) What are there strengths?

d) What are there weaknesses?

e) Can these programs be used in a classroom setting to enhance student learning? Would you use it and/or recommend it?

Post to Your Blog

Title: TechTeamEdublog

Category: Tech Team

Tag: Edublog Review

Step 6: Complete the Form

Your job is to complete the form I have attached. The most important piece of the survey is to copy and paste the correct URL of your Tech Team blog page. To do this correctly, go to your blog, then select the Tech Team category that you have created.  Once you have selected the Tech Team category, copy the URL, then paste it into this document.

Complete this Form: Click Here

Due Date: October 30th


  1. Edublog Design – Edublogs Rubric
  2. Widget and Plugin in Review – Widgets and Plugins Review Rubric