TechnoKids Stimulates Multiple Intelligences at QQ Club in Hong Kong
TechnoKids is now offering theme-based computer classes that stimulate children's multiple intelligences at the newly opened QQ Club in North Point, Hong Kong. QQ Club is a mega-children’s club that occupies forty-five thousand square feet, and provides over a hundred multi-intelligence developmental programs for kids ranging from preschool to age twelve. Courses offered at QQ Club stimulate children’s potential for well-rounded development by promoting their twelve quotients.
As a valued education service provider at QQ Club, TechnoKids computer classes help children from Kindergarten to Grade 6 learn essential computing skills as they complete technology-based projects such as solve a mystery, publish a magazine, become a travel agent, or create a multimedia storyboard. Each project is completed in six, one hour sessions.
Maggie Leung, the Chief Executive Officer of QQ Club, carefully selects education service providers. She states, “Each education service provider in our club is selected through a stringent screening process because we deeply believe in the effects of high quality stimulation of the children’s intellectual skills and interactive abilities at an early stage.”
To learn more about TechnoKids computer classes at QQ Club, call 2234-6616 or visit www.technokidshk.com for more program details.
TechnoKids Releases TechnoSales
Have your students understand the purpose of mathematics in the real world. Make math meaningful to your students by using the new TechnoKids technology project, TechnoSales. This project uses a problem solving model to have students plan a bake sale. To make the fundraiser a success students use math to answer the following questions:
- What dessert do students prefer?
- Are there differences between desserts boys and girls prefer?
- What flavor of dessert do students like?
- What is a reasonable financial goal for the bake sale?
- What is a fair price to charge for each item?
- How many dessert items are needed for the sale to have enough for each customer and reach the financial goal?
- How many items does each student in the class need to bring to have enough items for the sale?
The TechnoSales project begins with a "real world" problem for students; how to make a fundraiser successful by selling a product the majority of people want to buy. To select a product they survey fellow classmates to learn about dessert preferences. This information is organized in a Microsoft Excel worksheet and transformed into a bar graph.
Before making a decision about the dessert to sell at the fundraiser, students create a comparison graph of boys and girls preferences. Using various problem solving strategies they study the data to determine the item that is preferred by the majority of customers that are likely to purchase desserts at the bake sale.
Once the dessert is selected, students conduct another survey to learn about flavor preferences. This information is organized into another Microsoft Excel worksheet, but this time, the data is transformed into a pie graph. Students analyze the survey results to select flavors they should have many of at the sale, and flavors where only a few are needed.
To help students set realistic financial goals, past sales data is analyzed. Students organize the amount earned from previous sales into a Microsoft Excel worksheet and transform the data into a line graph. Students then use the AVERAGE formula to calculate the average amount of money earned from the sales. This information is used to set a financial goal for the current fundraiser. Students then use this goal as a guide to determine a fair price to sell each dessert, number of items needed to reach the financial goal and have enough dessert for each customer, as well as how many items each student in the class needs to bring. This information is calculated using simple multiplication and division formulas.
Students complete the project, by writing a report about how to make the bake sale a success. Graphs are inserted to illustrate each point.
The TechnoSales project has everything you need to make math meaningful to your students. When you order TechnoSales, you will receive a teacher guide, student workbook, review questions, skill reviews, extension activities, and other helpful resource files.
TechnoSales is recommended for students in grades 4-8.
TechnoKids Releases TechnoFlash
Are you teaching an animation course using Macromedia Flash? TechnoKids Inc. has just published instructional materials that will make your life easier. TechnoKids Inc. has just released TechnoFlash. This project is a great way to introduce animation to your middle or high school students.
The new TechnoFlash project has everything you need to teach an introductory course for computer animation. When you order TechnoFlash, you will receive a teacher guide, student workbook, review questions, skill reviews, extension activities, sample movies, and other helpful resource files.
The TechnoFlash project integrates animation skills into a meaningful task. Students learn how to use Macromedia Flash to animate the story Out of this World, which tells the tale of an alien that travels to another planet in search of adventure. To begin they experiment with the drawing tools. They then apply this knowledge to create scenes for the story using static, frame by frame, motion tweening, shape tweening, and motion paths. To make the story more interesting, sound effects are then added to the production. Upon completion, the story is exported as a movie file.
Once students have mastered the basics of animation, they then apply their knowledge to produce their own Flash movie. To start they select an idea from a list of suggestions. The movie can be an animated scene, short story, or electronic greeting card. Once students have made a decision, they use the Flash program to create the production, using the hints and tips provided as a guide. When the movie is complete, it is reviewed using a checklist, and problem areas are corrected. Once the movie is free from errors, it is exported as a movie file, and shared with others.
TechnoFlash is recommended for students in grades 9-12.
TechnoKids Releases TechnoFit
Living a healthy lifestyle is important. TechnoKids has just released the TechnoFit project to help students learn about the benefits of nutrition and exercise. The goal is to get students to eat right and be fit, to live well!
This project focuses upon teaching students about the importance of healthy eating and fitness. To demonstrate their learning, students use the program Microsoft Publisher to create a series of publications. In each one, a strong focus is placed upon creating designs that are eye-catching and informative.
The fun begins when students become members of the TechnoFit Club. As members, they take the "Be Fit Challenge". This challenge dares participants to eat right, be fit, and live well! To prepare for the task, students learn about healthy eating and exercise by watching information videos. Afterwards they design a food guide and fitness poster.
Once familiar with the importance of a healthy lifestyle, the class begins preparations for the "Be Fit Challenge Event". This fun event is a celebration that includes fitness activities and great tasting food. To plan for the event, students design a menu and send invitations. Certificates are then created for each participant of the Be Fit Challenge to recognize their efforts to be healthy.
TechnoFit is recommended for students in grades 1-2.
TechnoKids Releases TechnoBiography
Are you looking for an interesting way to have students prepare a report about a significant person? Why not have them make a web-ography? A web-ography is a biography in the form of a website.
In the TechnoBiography project students learn how to organize information into an interesting online biography. The project begins with activities that help students gain an understanding of plagiarism. Afterwards, they use the Internet, or other resources, to research a topic. Information is organized under headings such as childhood, education, career, accomplishments, death, and interesting facts.
Next, students design the appearance of their website. Using Microsoft Publisher, they select a publication design, color scheme, background, font scheme, and navigation bar. Their choices should reflect the topic they are writing about.
Once the website appearance is established, students use their research to create a web-ography. The completed site will contain a Home, Biography, Timeline, and Sources page. For each page, students learn a new desktop publishing skill such as how to arrange text and images, draw and format AutoShapes, and create a table.
Upon completion, the web-ography is uploaded to the World Wide Web. Students then share their work with classmates, friends, and family members.
TechnoBiography is recommended for students in grades 6-8.
NEPAD Launches TechnoFuture to Bridge the Digital Divide
TechnoFuture, an innovative computerized educational tool, was launched last week by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) at a roundtable chaired by Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo. The program is designed to bridge the digital divide that currently exists between Africa and the developed world. The TechnoFuture Digital Dividend Initiative is lead by TechnoFuture Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of TechnoKids Inc.
TechnoFuture is a tool, published by TechnoKids Inc. that teaches learners from the age of four to adults a combination of computer and entrepreneurship skills, TechnoFuture empowers individuals by equipping them with skills that enable them set up their own businesses; operate optimally at the workplace; and compete more effectively in an increasingly technology-driven world while making them self-sufficient upon retirement.
TechnoFuture Nigeria Ltd. has already developed a robust business model for complementing the Federal Government’s ongoing economic reform program. The replication of the business model, under the umbrella of NEPAD Africa, is expected to catalyze human capacity building and strengthen poverty eradication programs continent-wide.
Speaking at the launch inside Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, Senior Special Assistant to the President (NEPAD) and Head of NEPAD Nigeria Chief (Mrs.) Chinyere Asika, said, “It is important for NEPAD to be involved in such an initiative which we believe will go a long way in facilitating the realization of the objectives of the NEPAD ICT program and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria.”
Mr. Victor Olusegun Adeniji, CEO of TechnoFuture Nigeria said, “These are exciting times for Nigeria and we cannot wait to see TechnoFuture in use in schools and universities across the country.” He added, “With TechnoFuture we plan to close the literacy gap among learners of all ages, bridge the digital divide by providing tried and tested content and break the poverty cycle by promoting a circle of job and wealth creation.
The TechnoFuture Digital Dividend Initiative will work with major stakeholders to realize the key objective of NEPAD which is to eradicate poverty in Africa and promote education through the use of ICT. To learn more about the initiative contact Vasu Gounden at email@example.com