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 imaginations, to create projects, and to use for learning. Students have accounts in the school’s google domain and have access to laptops, chromebooks and ipads at school.
Middle grade students have at their disposal a wide array of computer technology to spark their imaginations, 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. Borrowing from the ideas of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and Stanford’s FabLab, children use technology purposefully and creatively.