Digital Citizenship and Curriculum Units
Generation YES Announces Collaboration with VHS to Impact Technology Use in U.S. Schools
The first week of 2018 has already produced some interesting TAPs. This one comes from Treasure Mountain JHS in Park City Utah.
Title: Creating and Filling in a Test Question Bank
TAP Description: A teacher needed to create a question bank for a test he was going to have his students take in a couple of days.
TAP Accomplishments: I typed up the second half of a paper test and put it into a Canvas question bank.
Unit 13 and STL Accomplishments
The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.), a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive variety of online and blended learning programs, has announced a collaboration with non-profit technology pioneer Generation YES. Through collaboration, GenYES and VHS hope to expand the number of student technology leaders and provide more students with access to engaging technology education.
STEM Nonprofit GenYES adds CB Technologies’ Founder to Board of Directors
Another sensational curriculum unit went online this week. This is a good unit to go through with your STLs. Check out Unit 13 and its activities on your school's GenYES web portal.
TAP of the Week
Title: Social Media Challenge Poster
TAP Name: Make a poster for no social media challenge
TAP Accomplishments: Eena and I made a poster for Mr. T. We are using it to encourage other students to try out the no social media challenge we did. We used yellow poster board and typed out a title and pledge that said at the end if you can prove you did it you will get a donut.
Petroglyph Elementary School's 3D Print Shop
Tech CEO, investor, advisor and philanthropist Kelly Ireland joins Generation YES to support the next generation of technology leaders
GenYES in Action
At Petroglyph Elementary School, GenYES students known as the SWAT (Students Who Advance Technology) Team are printing 3D designs for their peers! The Printoglyph 3D printing store, operated entirely by the SWAT Team, donates 20% of its profit to charity. Students on the SWAT Team benefit from learning new tech skills like 3D modelling and design. Running the Printoglyph store also teaches workforce readiness skills, organization and management skills, and bolsters confidence. Everyone at Petroglyph benefits from a student-centered approach to merging creativity, engineering, business, and technology together. It's truly a win-win scenario!
The Story of Ralph Bunche's GenYES Students
This summer we produced a video with the help of the Cisco Foundation! This video highlights the GenYES program in Yuma, Arizona. Generation YES has implemented the program in 30 schools. Last year, the students in Yuma completed more than 1,500 hours of tech support and saved their districts $75,000 in IT support costs.
Coming this Summer: New Curriculum
GenYES Facilitator Jose Gonzales sent us a letter about what his Student Technology Leaders accomplished this year. His students have done an amazing job providing tech support to Bunche Middle School in Compton, CA, and went above and beyond to complete a spacecraft simulator for STEAMFEST.
New scholarship for GenYES Seniors
Coming this summer: New curriculum! Our new curriculum features exciting, brand-new units and activities for your Student Tech Leaders to explore in five categories: GenYES Basics, Content Creation, IT Support, Mentoring Skills, and Advanced Units.
Digital Equity for Economic Opportunities
Today, we're pleased to announce that The University of Phoenix has provided two full-ride scholarships to seniors who have participated in GenYES! Current and former GenYES students are encouraged to apply. More information can be found at https://goo.gl/xugxff. The application deadline is May 1st.
Generation YES Annual Drive
This February, Dr. Dennis Harper spoke as part of a panel at the New Hampshire Summit on Digital Equity for Economic Opportunity. He discusses the value of having students be involved with any solutions developed by adults. One of our mottos at Generation YES is "Students are the future, but they are also here now". While that may seem obvious, we too often forget that students, with the right guidance, can offer innovative solutions to complex problems.
Generation YES announced today that it has launched its Annual Fund Drive to scale up its Student Technology Leaders Program. Supporting the GenYES program will help educators and school leaders more effectively integrate technology into their schools. Specially prepared student technology leaders will provide their teachers real-time professional development and contribute basic technology infrastructure support.