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GenYes Program Helps Teachers Teach Technology

YAKIMA, Wash -- Even the youngest students are often as knowledgeable about technology as their teachers are.

Marcitca Roque is a fifth grader at Adams Elementary in Yakima, and is part of the GenYes program that meets on Saturday mornings.

Each student is paired with a teacher, and together they design a lesson plan that incorporates technology.    

"The program is actually geared towards teachers its actually a teaching tool for teachers," said Casey Susan, a teacher at Adams,  but on the way the students learn skills.

Teachers get advice from students, and the students learn skills like how to build a web site and how to use programs like power point. They also develop soft skills, like planning and collaboration.

Today they were evaluating web sites and logging what they liked or didn't like about each one.