TEKnology Lab Level 1 offers an introductory look at many different areas of technology.
In this live and interactive course, students will learn programming fundamentals, many different creative applications, web design tools as well as many general technology concepts. TEKnology Lab 1 is a comprehensive year long course. This level is designed for Middle School or for High School students with very little technology experience.
Students will gain a foundational understanding of computing technology. Specifically, students will explore the MYTEK LAB website, hardware/software technologies, operating systems, and internet security concepts. Students will take a final quiz at the end of this lesson.
Students will explore pixel art technology and learn many different concepts to create game art inspired pixel tiles. These tiles will be integrated into a tilemap editor. At the end of this lesson, students will have a tileset that can be integrated into an RPG-style video game.
Students will receive a fundamental understanding of web technologies using block coding to produce web pages. Specifically, students will work with text, lists, images, links, styling, and tables. Students will finish this lesson by completing a personal web page project.
Students will gain a foundational understanding of many programming concepts by using a block coding environment. Students will learn about logic, algorithms, and understanding to think like a programmer. Specifically students will work with strings, variables, conditionals and operators, loops, math functions, and functions. Students will complete a coding project to complete this lesson.
Students will explore a program used for creating 3D game art. Specifically, students will learn to interact with cubes and voxels, texturing, and exporting these models to various applications and portfolio-style websites. Students will complete this lesson by creating a 3D model.
Students will learn to create virtual reality worlds using a block programming based application. Specifically, students will learn how to incorporate 3D models (even models they have created in the previous 3D modeling for game art lesson), work with animation, assets, textures, lighting, and physics concepts. Students will complete this lesson by creating a unique virtual reality world.
Students will receive a foundational understanding of 3D printing technologies. Students will also use a block based coding application to learn how to create their own 3D models that can be printed on a 3D printer. At the end of this lesson, students will create a 3D model project.