"In turn, the students offer professional development to the school staff at large or to individual teachers whenever they’re needed. Student consultants also offer tech support in the classroom while a teacher focuses on, for example, a particular lesson. The students at the elementary school level, for example, have all become Google Apps for Education experts, which is particularly important as the district has transitioned from Microsoft to Google products.
The program has given a totally different meaning to the phrase “flipped classroom.” Pirkle said she was initially unsure how the students would be received by teachers. One of the biggest changes wrought by technology is the blurring of roles between student and teacher — the control shift..."