TECHNOLOGY

With technology-related skills increasingly in demand, it is crucial that students learn to utilize technology at a young age and continue to use technology throughout their education.

Exploring technology helps children to understand and value innovation while building 21st-century skills like media and technology literacy, productivity, social skills, communication, flexibility, and initiative. These kinds of skills will be critical for children as they grow in our ever-changing world, regardless of whether or not they pursue a career in a tech-based field in the future.

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This month's special event is:

After a year without live performances, we're more than ready to return with our annual DigiMusic Free Outdoor Concert!

Saturday September 25th at 7PM, in the East Bank Plaza!

This year's event will feature dancy party-pop jams by local artist Nate Treme, along with atmospheric soundscape creationsists Twang Darkly.  Additionally, Ben Moss will be providing live visuals to Twang's Performance.


Why Study TECHNOLOGY?

There are many ways in which children can gain and apply knowledge of technology through STEAM education. They can build familiarity with how computers work, investigate robotics, learn basic coding skills, reverse engineer an electronic device, or design, build and test an invention prototype. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children have applied tech skills each time they join and participate in virtual learning experiences.

Because STEAM is an interdisciplinary approach, children engaged in this type of learning often use tech tools and skills as they explore science, engineering, math, or the arts. For example, a child could discover how 3D printing can help them create art, or they might build math and science skills while learning how data informs the development of new technology.

Benefits:

Technology-related skills are increasingly in demand too. Information Technology (IT), for example, is a fundamental part of almost any organization you can think of, and even education itself is becoming increasingly reliant on the use of various EdTech solutions either in the classroom, or to facilitate remote learning.

Technology also links very clearly with the other STEAM fields. For example, the strong links between science and technology can be clearly seen in fields like data science and cybersecurity. A growing number of technology-based careers require the kind of creative thinking taught in the arts, while others will require numeracy skills.

It is crucial that students learn to utilize technology at a young age and continue to use technology throughout their education. On top of this, it is equally vital that teachers develop an appreciation for the use of technology and a firm understanding of how much it can positively influence learning outcomes and student engagement.

Calendar for September 2021

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Emma Nutt Day Skyscraper Day National Wildilfe Day Read A Book Day International Literacy Day National Swap Ideas Day National Video Game Day National Programmer's Day National Live Creative Day International Dot Day Collect Rocks Day Air Force Birthday National IT Professionals Day Punctuation Day DigiMusic Special Event Ask A Stupid Question Day