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IDEA began work on this book in May 2020 when their student technology showcase was cancelled as a result of COVID-19. Each year, since 1990, IDEA has held their AMPLIFY Innovation Student Showcase at the Capitol Building in Springfield, Illinois to allow students and teachers the opportunity to show elected officials, business leaders, and the general public how technology is being used in schools across the state.

After the cancellation, IDEA wanted to make sure that Illinois students still had the opportunity to tell their stories; to give them a voice. In this book, IDEAs to Amplify Student Voice, twenty-three students from across Illinois share their stories about the innovative, creative, and inspirational ways they use technology in their classrooms, communities, and home environments to transform their own learning experiences.



  1. Technology Through the Ages - Amanda Warmington
  2. 3...2...1... ACTION! - Artem Fralou, Obayd Hussain, Shailan Matsko, and Owen Smith
  3. The Exciting Tales of Podcatsing - Sloan Moore
  4. Making IT Happen - Cara Kucharski
  5. New Experience, New Me - Valerie Spevacek
  6. How Technology Changed Our Freshman Year - Sonia Bravo and Victoria Calderon
  7. Language of Art - Dany Rangel


  1. Makeup Through Technology - Galina Yanishevsky
  2. Triumph and Trial: My Technology Odyssey - Lauren Robinson
  3. Virtual Converstations: Wichtig und Spaß, Fun and Far-Reaching - Lydia Keller
  4. Journey to Broadcasting - Josh Lill
  5. Adventures of Youth Entrepreneurship - Mitchell Brown and Scotty Vrablik
  6. Leap into the Unknown: Tales of Students Leadership from a Security Supergirl - Kyla Guru



  1. Stay Connected - Nate Butkus
  2. Quarantined with Technology - Alivia Kath
  3. From Tech Rookie to Remote Learning Rock Star - Sabrina Hope Anderson
  4. Riding the Remote Learning Roller Coaster - Sydney Paige Anderson
  5. Dancing my way Through a Pandemic - Maliah Glass

Be sure to also check out IDEA’s other books: IDEAs to Inspire your Classroom, IDEAs to Transform your Classroom, and IDEAs to Connect your Classroom. In these books, Illinois educators tell their stories about how they inspire their students, transform their environment(s), and connect with other educators and classrooms around the world.

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