Thursday, December 04, 2008

Teaching technology to today's tweens and teens

Teachers in schools are coming up with great ways to teach technology to today's kids, and, as one would expect, the kids are eating it up!

One great example is a teacher at the Randazzo School in South Florida.
She teaches a computer class to middle through high school kids. This class was impressive from the very start. Within weeks the kids were taking apart CPUs and installing hardware.

They soon moved on to learning Microsoft Word. Homework was done in Word and emailed to the teacher through the student's Gmail accounts.

Currently, this teacher who also works on the city of Coral Spring's website as well as the school's website, has started teaching her students to use Joomla. Joomla is a content management system used currently by forward-thinking web developers.
Her students are now researching and writing articles for the city web site's teen section CS-Teens and adding them to the website using this content management technology, a skill that is currently in high-demand in the web world.

Half way through their school year, I can't wait to see what they move onto next!

I want to join this class!

1 comment:

Clint said...

That's a very cool approach. Even today, there are still few teachers in the grand scheme of things who are teaching technology in a way that prepares students for the sort of online work they'll need to know how to do once they're in and done with college.