In Robo Tech members are introduced to the world of Robotics. Throughout the course of the program, members are taught to construct and program their mechanical creations to do their bidding. With hands on guidance and training, they will be able to go beyond the lessons using their crativity, wits and teamwork to explore what it means to be inventors. Upcoming projects will include remote controlled robots and a workshop for creating "battlebots".
Every Thursday members participate in Reasearch Club. In this activity the members chose one topic they wish to further their knowlwdge about. They will be taught to use oneline resources such as Google and Wikipedia.
In Design Tech members learn artistic concepts and technology skills to create professional-quality print materials and animation. By the time members complete the program, they have developed logos, posters, animation and other materials requiring the expertise of a graphic artist. Members will have a chance to enter their own page layout and design creations in local, regional and national contests.
Every Monday members will disassemble a pc and learn about the various components in the pc. Every week we take apart a different pc to expand the member's knowledge on various pc's.
Website/Video of the Week
Each week, members will be shown a new safe website that they could enjoy inside the tech lab and at home. The activity is meant to show that there is more to the internet than online games. As for the Video of the Week, members, will be able to watch an educational video online ranging from documentaries to clips of movies. New subjects and topics are chosen each week for variety.
The Netsmartz hour in the Computer Room is time set aside for members to use the Netsmartz program. Netsmartz is a comprehensive program from BGCA and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children that teaches members Internet safety skills through engaging multimedia activities and offline interaction with Club professionals. Completing the Netsmartz program and turning in a completed Internet Permission Slip are requirements for using the Internet at the Boys & Girls Club.
Skill Tech outlines the basics in computer skills in fun and age-appropriate online courseware. Club members perform activities toward the completion of larger projects, mastering valuable computer skills along the way in word processing, spreadsheets and other productivity software.
Skill Tech II focuses on developing specific, age-appropriate technology skills, with an emphasis on computer hardware, networking and the Internet. It is designed to teach advanced, yet practical technology skills to Club members aged 6 to 18, and features three eight-session programs, one for each age group: 6-9, 10-13 and 14-18.