Digital Literacy

Innovation Institute Course Highlights

Computer Science

Students create apps for mobile devices, explore the impact of computing in society, and learn how computing applies in various career fields. The primary tool used in this class is MIT App Inventor which will allow students to design, develop, and test apps for Android tablets. 

Innovative Robotics

Through hands-on learning, students use VEX robotics kits to engage their natural curiosity while simultaneously developing a better grasp of the engineering process and how it can be applied in computer science, robotics, and the real world.

Design & Modeling

Through varying design challenges, students identify a problem, brainstorm possible solutions, choose or synthesize a solution, build a prototype, test and evaluate it, and finally present the prototype to a panel. The projects vary from creating a foot/ankle orthosis for a child with cerebral palsy to 3D printing a puzzle to stop animation.
 

Automation & Robotics

Students learn and apply the fundamentals of electricity and circuit design as they design and build original products that light up and/or move. After studying mechanical and electrical concepts, students construct and program autonomous robots using the LEGO Mindstorms program, creating and programming for a variety of tasks, from autonomous cleaning robots to sumo-inspired battlebots.