Updated: September 2016
The 2016 CRDG Summer Programs featured an experimental course entitled, “Taste of Technology for the 21st Century.” This is the third year that Summer Programs offered this course. Taste of Tech is targeted towards students in grades 5–8, who are interested in emerging educational technology. This year 12 students participated in the course from various public and private schools.
The Taste of Tech students were immersed in a multi-platform experience using modern tablet technology and notebook computers. All of the class activities fostered creativity, innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration skills using Google Apps for Education. The course incorporated Future Ready themes such as 21st century skills, college and career readiness, and innovative/inspiring spaces are embedded into the course. The structure of the course examined technology by looking back at its history while exploring its current and future applications. Each week had a theme and multiple technologies were covered throughout the week.
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