Yesterday was the first day of the Kids Tech Club. It’s a project I’ve been wanting to do for several months and was both nervous and excited to get started. Three kids were unable to come to the first meeting, but if the ones who came are any indication it’s going to be a great group. They are enthusiastic, inquisitive, knowledgeable and got along great!
We spent quite a bit of time talking about what they already know, what they are eager to learn and teach and what technology they have access to at home. Then we jumped into some Internet safety, creating avatars and looking at some book trailers to generate ideas for their final project. The sites we looked at are posted on the Tech Club site.
Based on their feedback I anticipate dropping the planned sound editing week and instead working on design on the Tech Club Site together. Most of the kids already know HTML but some don’t have any experience putting it into action on a live site. They are eager to try that and another is eager to show off his mad skills and gussy up the very basic site.