Students at Stokes-Beard have opportunities to communicate and work cooperatively while exploring relevant, real world topics. Technology is used to enhance the curriculum. Students will interact directly with diverse technologies on a regular basis, using them to explore a range of real-world topics in STEM and to meet national and state standards in literature and mathematics. Students will also learn how to develop communication technologies and use them in direct application to STEM topics, as well as global issues and community concerns.
Sample Lesson Topics:
- Shapes and Colors in Technologies We Love
- Trebuchet Physics
- Technologies in the Field: Water Quality Testing
- The Social World of Mobile Phones
- Languages: Coding Android and iOS Devices
- Improving Access: Ability and Technology
- Video Games: Hour of Code
- Video Games: Role Playing and Character Development
- Literature in Technology: Telling Stories
- Mind Over Matter: the Future of Computing
Capstone Project: Students will work collaboratively to create a final project, such as a website, computer program, or mobile app that addresses a community need. They may also choose to create an educational game that promotes social or environmental awareness. They will document the stages of discussion, research, and implementation, and share their results with the community. The project will culminate in a competition with scores in different categories including technical merit, originality, and social relevance.