Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 27, 2014

From support squad to innovators

Tech-savvy students writing program for new high school lab


“There are a lot of groups that come down and use laptops, and they can use (the help desk) to ask questions,” he said.

Three journalism students who recently worked to promote the Innovation Lab as part of a class assignment believe there could be even broader implications for the new program should it expand.

“If you get students interested in this, they could develop a mobile app for Andover High,” Hugh Smith, one of the journalism students, said. “This could be Andover High’s technology hub.”

Mae Hunt, another journalism student, said she believes students as well as teachers would benefit by the tech space and services if they knew what was available.

“They don’t know this is here and don’t know they have an opportunity,” she said. “If it’s anything that can help them make the class time more efficient, they’d jump on the opportunity.”

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