Who are the EdTech Student Partners?

Who we are

EdTech Student Partners are undergraduate students from different schools and programs, who are interested in teaching others how to use technology. They provide recommendations for technology tools in the classroom, willing to teach the technology to the students, support faculty in the classroom, and provide feedback from a student perspective to enhance student engagement and learning.

What we do

EdTech Student Partners work with faculty members and graduate teaching assistants to enhance teaching with technology and the student learning experience.


Technology projects we worked on with Faculty

Our recent projects have focused on the following technologies:

  • Designing and delivering online courses (synchronous and asynchronous) through Canvas. This includes transitioning face-to-face course to online ones.
  • VoiceThread (interactive discussions)
  • Tiki Toki (digital timelines)
  • Custom Google Maps
  • Kahoot/Socratic (game-based learning)
  • PollEverywhere (classroom response system) 
  • TopHat/NearPod (interactive classroom tools)
  • Screencast-O-Matic (creating video lectures)
  • Ensemble (video hosting and sharing)
  • PinUp (brainstorming tool) 

EdTech Students Partners can help you with other technologies as needed and make recommendations about the technology tool that works best for your assignment/activity. 


Meet our EdTech Partners

Ashley Bryant, Information Science & Technology Major (Class of 2019)

Ashley is a senior who is anticipated to graduate in the Fall semester of 2019.  As an Information Science & Technology major, she has developed skills in software development, network architectures, and project management.  She is interested specifically in bridging the gap between IT professionals and users, believing strongly that a liaison between the two is crucial for the success of any field that utilizes IT.  She has spent her time outside of class acting as a student ambassador for her major in the CST advising office, singing in an a cappella group, and sitting on the executive board for Temple's chapter of STARS Computing Corps.  In January, she presented a project she worked on as an EdTech partner alongside a faculty member at the CAT Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching Excellence.  Her favorite thing about being an EdTech partner is researching different tech tools for faculty, and helping them reimagine and reinvigorate old assignments using technology.

Nineka Downing, Education Major (Class of 2021)

Nineka Downing is a Philadelphia native and a third year student at Temple University. She is a Human Development and Community Engagement major, with a concentration in Childhood Mental Health. She is extremely passionate about education, civic engagement, and accessibility. In 2018, she spent six months teaching English as a second language abroad in Brescia, Italy where she instructed both children and adults. She currently serves as a tutor in Temple University’s Employment Connections for Opportunity Youth program, a program that provides various supportive services to 17-21 year old Philadelphia youth that have recently aged out or are in the process of aging out of the foster care system. She is also an employee at Sunrise of Philadelphia, a non profit social services organization which specializes in afterschool arts and academic programming. She enjoys researching, discovering, and integrating new technology to improve access and accessibility both inside and outside of the classroom.

Erin McDonald, Computer Science Major (Class of 2021)



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