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Student Tech Teams to the Rescue

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Rarely is the students’ role within technology integration discussed despite the possible benefits of authentically engaging students in the process. More schools are starting to utilize students for technology support but there is a lack of empirical evidence to understand this trend. This paper presents a strategy for how researchers can better understand why schools should use students in this capacity, what students are getting out of the experience, and how educators can create situated learning environments that allow students to learn within a community of professionals. The end result could be a theoretically grounded model that is replicable despite the different school contexts.