The Tiger Techs “are like celebrities” at the school, says teacher Malikah Upchurch, thanks to the knowledge and empathy they bring each time a student or teacher asks for help.
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A group of 24 students, the Tiger Tech team keeps the school’s technology running smoothly. To see them at work, it’s hard to imagine the team is only four years old, but until 2014, Armstrong had little technology and no access to Wi-Fi. The school was transformed thanks to a Verizon Innovative Learning initiative that provides free tablets, two-year data plans and teacher training to select underserved schools across the country.
When a tablet has issues at Armstrong Middle School, they call in Tiger Tech, a student-run IT department who show up armed with empathy
This past September, Alyssa and Skylar stood at the front of the classroom, nervous as they faced their fellow students. It was device rollout day at Neil A. Armstrong Middle School and for the first time as newly assigned “Tiger Techs” they were in charge of teaching their classmates how to log on to — and care for — their tablets.
“There’s a lot of responsibility that comes with being a Tiger Tech,” says Alyssa. “A lot.”
A team of two German 15-year-old students sponsored by global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics won second place in the Open Junior category at the 2017 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) finals in San Jose, Costa Rica last month.
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According to Pew Research, 44% of Americans making less than $30,000 a year do not own a desktop or laptop computer. To bridge the digital divide, eBay seller ReviveIT refurbishes computers and provides this commercial-grade technology to small businesses and schools at a lower cost than new—making technology more accessible to these organizations. ReviveIT also donates technology to programs that aide low income families.
Ann Richards Middle School in Dallas, TX was the inaugural site for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and Discovery Education’s computational thinking model, Ignite My Future in School. More than 150 teachers from across the district launched training on the new interactive STEM curriculum to enhance their classroom experience. The event connected Dallas teachers with Discovery Education and TCS experts to learn about the program and understand its purpose.
Today, about 1.1 billion people in the world live without electricity. Another billion have unreliable power and 2.8 billion people use coal, wood, charcoal or animal waste for cooking and cleaning. Today, Schneider Electric is transforming the lives of millions of people in Nigeria by partnering with Microsoft and the Lagos State Electricity Board to provide sustainable solar power to over 200 schools and clinics.
A media centre has been handed over to a school in rural South Africa and refurbished classrooms to another, as part of projects funded by De Beers Group.
As part of its Rural School Development Programme, the company teamed up with Kagiso Shanduka Trust (KST) and the Free State Department to unveil the two infrastructure projects in Viljoenskroon, one of the areas from which its Voorspoed mine recruits labour.
The projects involved the construction of the media centre at Ntsoanatsatsi Primary School as well as the provision of books and resources such as computers and furniture, a librarian and curriculum-related training. At Mahlabateng Primary School, the company refurbished classrooms and paved the entire school.
Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the premier provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, took their Ignite My Future in School platform to Marshall Math Science Academy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.