What is Tech 101?

Hayes, Graphics Editor

Tech 101 is an excellent enrichment program that introduces students to the world of technology. The program is designed to teach students about the basics of computer software and coding. By participating in Tech 101, students can develop important skills that they will use from now and through the rest of their lives. As the enrichment teacher said,”I like teaching this enrichment since the kids get to have fun without me having to interfere with their learning unless they ask for my help.”

One of the main benefits of Tech 101 is that it helps students to become comfortable with technology. Griffin (in 8th grade) said,“I like the independence and you can work on different things.” In today’s digital age, technology is everywhere, and it is essential to have a good understanding of it. You can 3D print using TinkerCAD, create and play games on Scratch, and even make your own music on Soundtrap! Tech 101 provides an opportunity for students to learn in a safe and supportive environment, where they can ask questions and experiment with different technologies.

Another benefit of Tech 101 is that it can help students to develop problem-solving skills. As students learn about coding and computer programming, they are challenged to think logically and creatively. They learn how to break down complex problems into smaller parts and come up with solutions that work. These skills are not only important in the world of technology but are also useful in other areas of life.

Tech 101 also helps students to develop important teamwork and collaboration skills. Students work together on projects, sharing ideas and feedback. As Matthew D. said,”I like how I get to create my own games.” They learn how to communicate effectively and how to work towards a common goal. These skills are essential in the workplace, where collaboration is sometimes necessary to achieve success.

Overall, Tech 101 is an excellent enrichment that provides students with valuable skills and knowledge. Victor S. said,“I would probably choose this enrichment again.” It helps students to become more comfortable with technology, to develop problem-solving skills, and to learn how to work effectively in a team and alone. If you have the opportunity to participate in Tech 101, I highly recommend it!