The Primary Technology Day Camp is open to any student currently in first or second grade this school year (2016-2017). A total of 20 students will be selected on a first come, first served basis as applications are received.
A minimum of two teachers will be involved in the instruction and direction of the camp’s activities. We would also like to encourage you to consider being a parent volunteer for the week to work with the students as they build their projects. The camp offers students the opportunity to learn as they build models that are examples of simple machines in the real world.
Participants will gain experience in applying technology as a tool in a variety of activities such as:
• Lego Dacta: Lego Dacta is the educational division of Lego. We will use the Simple Machines Mini Sets to build simple machines to perform specific tasks. Lego Dacta activities provide experience in visual and logical reasoning, math and science applications, and problem solving. We will do extension activities with Lego Motorized Simple Machines Sets for students who attended last year’s camp.
• Simple Machines CD Rom: Participants will be guided through real world examples of how simple machines make work easier. • Multimedia Projects: Multimedia involves using computers to bring digital pictures, and sound together to communicate ideas. Students will create multimedia products which describe their camp experience using Kid Pix software and a digital camera.
• Technology Show: All activities will be “hands-on” and the week will culminate Thursday afternoon from 11:00 until 12:00 noon, with the students technology show for families and friends.