New Tweens & Technology Club just Launched
Bridging the Technical Divide among our Elementary Students
We are happy to announce that we just finished our first technology after school club this week at Smith Magnet Elementary School. We call this new technology group the Tweens & Technology Club!
We have teamed up with Smith Magnet Elementary School in Raleigh, NC to start this program. Fourteen amazing fifth graders participated in our inaugural class February 2016 to learn about the following topics:
- What is Technology
- Social Media Safety
- Programming using – Scratch
- Global Communications via Skype
- Computer Components
As a reward for participating in the first class, each student received an HP computer with monitors. These computers were donated by the Franciscan School in Raleigh, NC. The keyboards and mice were donated by Kramden Institute out of Durham, NC.
The mission of our new Technology clubs is to help close the technology gap among children in elementary school so they are adequately prepared to participate in the various technology clubs and electives as they advance to higher grades.
We will be expanding this program across both Wake & Johnston counties as we continue to align with the right partners and solidify the best curriculum possible.