The ORHackShack is a space where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build.
Students can complete school projects, work on enrichment activities, and engage in interests outside of the classroom in a collaborative environment, limited only by their imagination.
Friday, December 4, 2015
The Hack Shack Goes to Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference
By Mrs. Pamela Carr
On Wednesday, December 2 I had the opportunity to be a part
of a panel discussion about student-run help desks at the Christa McAuliffe
Technology Conference in Manchester, NH. I presented along
with teachers from Sanborn Regional High School, The Christa McAuliffe
Elementary School, and Pinkerton High School to a room filled with educators
from across the state. The purpose of
the panel discussion was to help other schools implement a student-run help
desk at their schools.
During the presentation each of us gave an overview of how
our help desks were created and how we maintain the program and then members of
the audience asked questions. It was
exciting and energizing to see so many schools interested in getting students
involved in this real world learning experience. Audience members were very interested in how
Oyster River High School was able to combine the student-run help desk and the
maker space into one place where innovation and support are happening daily.
While I was there to give information to other educators,
the outcome for me was much more. I
learned so much from the other presenters and from audience members as
well. I got ideas for blog entries that
our students can write, new ideas for how we communicate with each other, and
inspiration for getting our students to professionally market themselves and
the #ORHackShack. I’m looking forward to
implementing new features and curriculum elements into the Advanced IT Services
class that provides the employees for the #ORHackShack.
If you are interested in learning more about the
#ORHackShack please contact me or Kathy Pearce: