Meet the Chrome Squad – GTT008

The #GTTribe welcomes Royse City High School’s Student Chrome Squad!



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Matt and Kasey speak with Royse City High School’s Student Chrome Squad! Students Tyler Crumrine, Britni Sanchez, Bryan Barnes, Caleb Fay and their teacher advisor and Innovative Learning Specialist, Cody Holt discuss what the Chrome Squad is, how it began and the challenges they face.

Cody Holt spent 11 years as a high school Language Arts before transitioning to the world of instructional technology. As an Innovative Learning Specialist for Royse City ISD Cody gets to help teachers navigate instruction in a digital age; specifically how to incorporate digital tools to positively impact learning.

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  • Andrea Tomlin

    I love the idea of a Student Chrome Squad, and wonder if it would be possible to begin with a group of 8th graders that could take their learning up to the High School with them. Our district is getting their toes wet with the 1:1 Chromebooks, and there are so many things that the students just do better, and learn quicker. I’d like to start a Student Chrome Squad Jr.
    Thoughts and possible pitfalls?

  • Jennifer Millsap

    Absolutely love this. I have been wanting to add something similar to this to our high school and junior high campuses. We are 1:1 Chromebooks at our JH and are going from 1:1 iPads to 1:1 Chromebooks at our HS. This is our 6th year 1:1. We use to run an iHelp team but ran into some roadblocks. I think the program that you have created is one of the best I have seen. Would love to chat more about the specifics. How do you get your admin on board? Do students miss class? are they assigned to you at a certain time? Are you always on campus when they go to calls? Lots of questions.