Middle school students have an elective once a week, where they can choose from a variety of classes such as garden, sports, yearbook, digital video, clay, comic book drawing, and crafts. For the fall semester, we included a new Technology class, team-taught by 3 SFC parents. The class had 12 middle school students, with a wide range of experience with computers but all with an enthusiasm for learning more.
The second mini-course used Blockly to control Arduino hardware parts. The software is known as BlocklyDuino. Students worked with hardware components such as lights, sensors, and audio parts.
The third mini-course was to make a webpage. Students learned HTML and CSS to style their own personal webpage, including pictures, text, formatting, and links.