Experiential Learning through Student Lab Manager Program

Bronze level

Published on 7/27/2012

Learning objectives

  • Server and Network Management
  • Client Troubleshooting
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility in Technology
Created for

Ages 14 - 18

Subject

Computer Science

Technology/ICT

Twenty-first century skills

21st Century Skills

Collaboration

Communication

Knowledge building & critical thinking

Global awareness & civic literacy

ICT for learning

Problem solving & innovation (creativity)

Student self-assessment

Featured tools
Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Lync

Microsoft Offi...
Microsoft Powe...
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Wind...

Microsoft Wind...

Required hardware

PC

Instructional approach

Project based learning (PBL)

Independent study

Other

Learning activity details

The lab manager program is a unique technology team at La Salle College High School. Every year 50+ applications are submitted to join the team of the top tech students in the school. The program gives La Salle students the chance to have hands on experience running a real network.
The students work hand in hand with the Chief Information Officer, Peter Sigmund, and the Network and Website Administrator, Braden Bonner, to maintain, upgrade, and manage the network throughout the entire school. The members learn about computers by working with faculty and their laptops and students in the labs throughout the school. From fixing problems, or teaching others, the students gain leadership and teaching skills, as well as knowledge of technology. They also gain networking experience from hands on work with the multiple servers that La Salle has. After working with this program, our members become skilled with computers, and people.
The Lab Manager program at La Salle is one of a kind. The students are given the opportunity to run a network that consists of over 1,500 users. The team of young men work together every day with the common goal to make La Salle the best tech school in the country.

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