Technology Education

Two elementary students attach wires to a circuit board to control the keyboard and mouse functions of a computer.

In Technology Education classes, kindergarten through eighth grade students use a variety of technology tools to explore five core areas:

  • Digital Citizenship
  • Coding and Programming
  • Digital Storytelling
  • Creating and Designing
  • Communication and Collaboration.

The Technology Education classes also emphasize a five-step engineering design process that has the students identifying problems and then brainstorming, creating and refining solutions.

At Plymouth Whitemarsh High School (PWHS), students can continue building their skills through hands-on courses in Product Design, Computer Aided Drawing, CNC Fabrication, Animation and Engineering Technology. PWHS also provides a rigorous series of Computer Science courses that offer college credit through dual enrollment.

Big ideas from littleBits

In their weekly technology classes ten years ago, elementary students in the Colonial School District learned things like what the parts of a desktop computer were and how to work a mouse. Today, children as young as kindergarten spend that time gaining hands-on experience in using technology to solve problems.

Three girls working together to create a simple circuit