Here at Pease Communications and Technology Academy, we do more than teach the basics of technology…we open the world up to students on how technology is essential in the 21st century. We have several aspects of our program that makes us soar above the others. One piece of equipment we have is the MakerBot 3D Printer. 5th and 6th graders will be focusing on 3D graphic design and printing out objects that can actually be manipulated, such as a wrench or a T-Rex skull. The items are made out of plastic that dries as the printer places each layer on top of each other.
Mr. Rambo teaches a variety of subjects in technology to help prepare students for the real world. The students first learn about computer basics and how each part is needed to make a computer work. Students then learn about internet safety and how to stay safe from hackers and strangers online. They also learn about viruses, why they are a problem, and how to prevent them from attacking computers.
Other projects that 5th and 6th graders do throughout the semester are rebuilding computers. Each student will learn each part inside the computer, take each part out, and complete the challenge to put it all back together without asking help from Mr. Rambo. Each team has been successful in completing the project so far!
Another project that Mr. Rambo does after school is coach the Robotics team. Pease Academy has dozens of Lego resource kits where students can build any type of robot they dream of. The 5th and 6th graders in Robotics prepare for the GEAR Competition every April at Texas Tech.
Overall, everything that students learn in the Technology Lab is to prepare them for the real world. It also will help students on what future career they may want and how having technology skills will give them the edge over others that are in the same field. Pease Communications and Technology Academy is preparing the way of the future, and our students are leading the way!!