"Reverse mentoring is a concept borne of the information age... Reverse mentoring asks the younger, technologically savvier youngsters to tutor or support the older generation in learning how to leverage social media, blogs, email, cloud-based services, and other tools that we now have at our disposal." -- Meredith ElyMy students have working for a few months with teachers at Liberty Elementary as reverse mentors. This last week, we thought we would ask the teachers what they thought about it. I've included some of the responses below.
- What do you think about reverse mentoring?
- How has your view of technology changed?
- How do you plan on using what you do with us in the future?
- What have you learned?
- How have you applied what we have worked with you about?
"I have absolutely loved the reverse mentoring program we've instituted here at Liberty Elementary. I have learned so much from the Digital Harbor High School students- especially my personal instructor, Ykitta. She's been patient and informative and has shown me ways to effectively use technology in a non-intrusive way. For example, I she helped me create a classroom web page that I can use to update parents and has also shown me how to seamlessly use multiple pieces of technology at once to enhance my instruction. I look forward to our weekly sessions."
- Mrs. Adams
(See LearnBoost's blog for the whole article by Meredith Ely and see City Biz List for a second article written by Newt Fowler.)