New Technologies Complement Curriculum Concepts

New Technologies Complement Curriculum Concepts photo

Hands-on activities were plentiful at Seneca Middle School during a visit from Sachem Public Library members that introduced students to a number of new technology-based learning devices and low-tech building components.

During technology classes, members from the Sachem Public Library brought several devices for students to explore. Among the available technologies were iPad Pros equipped with software for those interested in digital art, Osmo tablets to assist students in drawing and tangrams, which challenged students’ hand-eye coordination and critical thinking skills. In addition, students navigated small programmable robots called mBots through a course using iPads.    

Complementing the high-tech learning tools, students applied design and engineering concepts to low-tech tactile learning materials while building figures and structures with Strawbees, Legos and magnetic shapes.