Kids-Tech Launches Elementary Classes Using VR, Drones and 3D Printing
Kids-Tech, an Atlanta-based ed tech company, has launched Tech Class, a year-long program for elementary school kids designed to help build a foundation of knowledge in technology.
The weekly classes cover 3D printing, app building, drones and virtual reality. They typically take place after school, after general, daytime instruction has ended. Kids-Tech offers skills building and hands-on experiences for students as young as 3 years old.
Supplying all of the equipment, with classes held at the kids’ schools, Kids-Tech is currently offering classes to more than 500 children in the Atlanta area. Instead of teaching students difficult terminology and technique processes first, Kids-Tech teaches by allowing the children to interact, engage and learn naturally. Along the way, the students are expected to pick up the details.
“It is never too early to foster a love and understanding for learning,” Kids-Tech says on its website. “Our philosophy is: the stronger the foundation, the taller the building. The faster children can become acquainted with technology in a structured and directed manner, the more they will be able to flourish in it.”
Kids-Tech integrates the demand and need for STEM and technological skills into engaging, bite-sized classes that children enjoy, according to a news release.
More information about Kids-Tech and its Tech Class can be found at the company’s website.
Richard Chang is associate editor of THE Journal. He can be reached at [email protected].