Educational Technology

April 29, 2011

They’re learning their way around the online world

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

by Stanley A. Miller II, Milwaukee Sentinel Star

Dozens of Girl Scouts – all of them with some basic robot-building experience thanks to FIRST Lego League and Time Warner’s patronage – scurried from station to station learning concepts like the “handshake” between systems when a user tries to log into a network. Other activities included explaining ideas like the differences between a secure and unsecure wireless systems and the different speeds and functionality of 2G, 3G and 4G wireless networks. “The curriculum is based on three concepts: ‘create,’ ‘transmit’ and ‘connect’ and how they are all related in a wireless world,” said Stacy Zaja, a company spokeswoman. “And we’re doing this by talking about all the different kinds of ways we interact on the Internet.”

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