27 Sep · techtacular01 · No Comments

Troy High School First Club Meeting: September 27, 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Troy High Techtacular club meeting! We’re so excited for you to get involved with making a difference through technology. To volunteer with us, or to start your own Techtacular club, visit the Join page.

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14 Sep · techtacular01 · No Comments

Troy High School Club Rush: September 13-14, 2018

Our Troy High School Club had a successful first Club Rush! We got a lot of new volunteers for the upcoming year. A special thanks to our board members, who worked on the posters for hours over the weekend. They turned out great! Interested in starting your own school chapter? Visit the Join page for …

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18 Aug · techtacular01 · No Comments

Techtacular x CoderDojo OC: August 18, 2018

We hada great time partnering with CoderDojo OC to lead an introductory Scratch class! Students learned how to create a painting game using different blocks. By the end of class, everyone had a functional game with an image that changed color and direction and painted the screen. After working on the framework of the code …

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8 Aug · techtacular01 · No Comments

Number Base Systems: August 7, 2018

  Students learned a new way of counting today: binary! This complex concept that is usually taught in high school classes was explained in a simple way for elementary schoolers to understand. They learned how different number base systems work and how to convert between them, and by the end of class they were even …

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6 Aug · techtacular01 · No Comments

The Internet: August 6, 2018

Another great technology event for students! Techtacular gave a presentation for elementary school students on the basics of the internet and how it works. By the end of the lesson, students knew about different types of internet connections, how information is sent in small pieces called packets, and how URLs are translated into IP Addresses. …

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15 Jun · techtacular01 · No Comments

Programming and Scratch Basics: June 14-15, 2018

  We had another great coding class at the Newport Beach library! Students in grades 5-8 spent 2 days planning, designing, and debugging their own game using Scratch. They learned about more complex programming concepts such as abstraction, nested loops, and functions. For many of these students, this class sparked a new interest in programming …

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13 Jun · techtacular01 · No Comments

Introduction to Programming and Scratch: June 11-13, 2018

Our first coding class was a success! Students in grades 1-4 were excited to learn how to create their own games using Scratch and demonstrate their new skills. They learned important concepts and terms related to programming. For many of these students, this class was their first exposure to coding, programming, and learning about creating …

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