The Club Technology Center, which is connected to our Education Room, is equipped with a 25 station computer lab, 30 tablet style laptops that can be used throughout the building, and a Mondo Pad.
Programs in the Technology Center include:
My.future.net: This national program My.Future provides members with the ability to develop strong, grounded digital literacy competency through project-based learning experiences. Members produce portfolios of projects and present their projects to earn digital badges. Digital badges can unlock exciting Club technology or leadership opportunities. MyFuture.net focuses on the essentials of exploring, building, and communicating. Examples of projects done through My.Future are retro gaming, typing races, create a
graph, basics to search, what is the internet, and more.
Computer Lab Power Hour: Members have access to computers for school and research purposes, educationally enriching websites, typing papers, and more. Members utilize Scholastic, STMATH, Lexia, pbskids.org, abcya.com, hoodamath.com, and other educational websites.
$ky Money Matters: Members 11 & up learn financial literacy and money management as well as building a future, including the rewards, risk, and consequences of financial decisions
Lego Mindstorms / Lego League: Members ages 8 & up create robots using Lego Mindstorm kits and software. Members work in groups to research, design, build and program robots. Members also learn simple machines
Hour of code: learn the basic concepts of computer science with drag and drop programming. This program includes watching video lectures from Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Members program their own angry birds games, flappy bird, and plants vs. zombies.
NetSmartz: NetSmartz teaches Internet safety skills through engaging multimedia activities and offline interaction with Club professionals. Topics include personal safety, shopping safety and ethical use of the Internet.
ImageMakers: ImageMakers is a program that encourages Club members 6-18 to learn and practice black-and-white, color, digital and alternative prices photography. An annual photography contest provides local, regional and national recognition. Club members' photographs selected at the contest's national level are exhibited at the BGCA National Conference and at other events and venues.
Digital Arts Club: Technology's Digital Arts Suite teaches members ages 6-18 how to create computer-generated art. In each of the five programs (Web Tech, Design Tech, Photo Tech, Music Tech and Movie Tech) members advance through three levels of animated lessons online and participate in instructor-led group activities. Once Club members have participated in these program, they can submit their work to the annual Digital Arts Festival, which runs each year from September to May. The festival recognizes Club members' creativity in Web dieting, graphic design, photo illustration, music composition and movie making/screenplay writing at local, regional and national levels.
MyClubMyLife: Members 11 & up can utilize this national website for quizzes, news, games, to catch up on Club news and more!