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 Student 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 Student Partners

Robert Bryant, International Communications and Spanish (Double Major)

Robbie is a junior double majoring in International Communications and Spanish with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. He maintains superb organizational skills as well as exceptional communication between his EdTech Partners and clients. Last semester, Robbie worked as a Klein Peer Mentor and Communications Ambassador at Klein College of Media and Communication. Additionally, Robbie interned at Congreso de Latinos Unidos as a Private ESL Teacher Intern and at the Nationality Services Center as a Case Management Intern. Over the summer, he became an Owl Ambassador and gave tours of Temple University. Outside of studying languages, Robbie is also a musician in the Temple University Diamond Marching Band, the Director of Events for Communication Club, and Vice President of Chinese Club. Robbie's main goal is to strengthen another’s understanding in an unfamiliar subject. He hopes to aid his future partners in mastering different components of technology in the EdTech Partner program.

 

William Bryant, Management Information Systems Major

Will is a junior MIS major who is also studying to receive a certification in programming. While he works as an EdTech Student Partner, he is also serving as Chair of the Scholarship Program for the Association for Information Systems (AIS) for the 2021-2022 academic year. Additionally, he works as a Small-Business Tech Consultant for IBIT and freelances data analysis projects for The Merchcants Fund. Over the past summer, Will had the opportunity to work for the Secant Group in Terford, PA as a Software Validation Intern. His current career ambitions include owning his web consulting company that specializes in website design and creation. Outside of school, Will likes playing basketball and exploring nature with his friends. His favorite show is Game of Thrones. Fun Fact about Will: He is the third member of his family to become an EdTech Student Consultant after his sister Ashley and his twin brother Robert. 

 

Sydny DeRoma, Landscape Architecture Major

Sydny DeRoma is a sophomore Landscape Architecture student studying at Tyler School of Art. Her art-filled background and major gives her creative skills that show prevalent in all of her work and her personality. Sydny has always enjoyed technology from a young age and has consistently used it to organize her academic, personal, and work life. From working in many different work environments, Sydny has become a very outgoing, professional, and organised person. Throughout the EdTech student partnership, Sydny has helped multiple faculty members work through a variety of problems across a number of online tools. Sydny's main goal is to teach others and introduce them to new things and hopes to do this for all of her future EdTech partners. Along with this she hopes to create new relationships and connections throughout her years at Temple. 

 

Yomarilis Guetis Rodriguez (she/they), Polititcal Science and Philosophy (Double Major)

Yomarilis is a junior student double majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. As one of our newest members to the team, this EdTech student partner works exceptionally well in group settings as well as independently. Much of their experience was gained at Esperanza Academy Charter School where they worked as an ELD paraprofessional. During their partnership, Yomarilis strives to familiarize their EdTech partners with tech tools and facilitate student learning and engagement. 

 

Vanessa Jones, Pharmaceutical Science Major

Vanessa Jones is a freshmen Pharmaceutical Science major, who is planning on getting her PharmD. Growing up surrounded by technology, Vanessa learned how to use a variety of computer programs. She works during breaks as pharmacy technician at compounding pharmacy, which has helped teach her to be very organized. Collective efforts are very important in her opinion, and she is willing to take advice and help from outside sources at any time. Though she believes in collective work, she is also able to work independently without issue. By joining the EdTech programs she hopes to help professors use and feel more confident using technology in their classrooms, especially during these unpresented times.

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