How does the TechU.me program fit your curriculum?
Programming courses are taught in the usual manner, with an emphasis on using Flash and open source computing. A meeting with a Grade 3 class allows Grade 10 students, the app developers, to work with Grade 3 counterparts, who act as the client and shape the visual design and content of the app.
What teacher resources are available?
The Teacher’s User Guide outlines the initial meeting with grade 3 students, how to work with a mentor, a timeline of the program, creating and deploying simple educational mobile apps, and how to submit to various App Stores.
Among many other skills, TechU.me students learn to:
- Setup a wireless network
- Use a variety of problem solving strategies
- Work and communicate in a team
- Use basic logic and quality assurance techniques and document process
- Create software programs following recognized workplace standards