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Local Student Invited to Teach at International Conference 

A local student will reverse roles with teachers next month.Kristopher Redman is a sophomore at Nokomis High School, but he’ll be teaching teachers at Google Academy.It’s an annual Google conference that educates teachers worldwide on how to use that search engine in the classroom.Redman has been using Google tools to help him with school work.His teacher went to the academy a few years ago, and has taught at the events ever since.He convinced Google that hearing from students would be key for its success in schools.”Teachers are able to see from their eyes using these tools, or using this technology. Sometimes we see how we think the students should use it, but it’s a lot different coming from them and seeing how they really do use it day to day,” said RSU 19 Educational Technologist, Kern Kelley.Redman will be the first student ever to present at the academy.”You can see such as the things that we’ve done in school and what we want to show teachers is that if they do it, you know, how much easier it is. Not only for them, but for the students,” said Redman.Redman will be using his website, KristopherRedman.com, to show teachers what he’s been able to do.He’ll be skyping into the Seattle-based conference next month.His teacher plans to take him to the next one.