At Greene Hill students learn that, while computers are important tools for research and communication, they are also tools for creativity, design, and bringing ideas to fruition. By engaging in self-initiated projects and open-ended experimentation, children learn how to solve problems in innovative ways.
Middle grade students have at their disposal a wide array of computer technology to spark their imagina- tions, to create projects, and to use for learning. They employ tools such as Scratch to animate, breadboards to experiment in circuit design, and a variety of other programs to design web pages. Projects may include building clocks, making programmable lamps, and solving real-world problems with green energy. Borrow- ing from the ideas of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and Stanford’s FabLab, children use technology purposefully and creatively.