Educational Technology

December 31, 2010

Computer Explorers’ mission is simple: “Education through Technology.”

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

By DEBBIE McKUSKER, Phoenix Examiner

What is Computer Explorers? Computer Explorers provides project-based technology education classes that reinforce core academic skills. The program is an additional opportunity to use technology to discover and learn. There are many ways the program can be put into place for a particular school. Schools are able to provide the service as an extra-curricular after school or summer program. Parent-teacher organizations can work with Computer Explorers to provide partial or complete payment for the program. Established in 1984 with the COMPUTERTOTS program, Computer Explorers continues to improve, update, and add classes and technology to the program. “Age-appropriate technology activities reinforce the readiness skills for Kindergarten and First Grade.” The program has grown over the years to include classes up to eighth grade and even includes classes for adults. Children are able to work with robots, digital cameras, and iPads. Deb Evans, CEO of Computer Explorers, says, “The children love the iPads!” The program offers engineering skills in working with Legos™. It reworks the program to include interesting twists to relate with girls as well as boys.

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