Michalitsa’s Top TechnoKids Pick
Hello from Greece! This month’s TechnoKids top pick is from Michalitsa Papasotiriou. Michalitsa’s favorite technology project is TechnoEntrepreneur. In TechnoEntrepreneur, middle school students launch a restaurant venture. While learning about entrepreneurship, they develop their business concept, raise seed money, track earnings, and promote the opportunity to others.
NOTE: This title was recently replaced with TechnoRestaurateur. The activities are similar. There are project versions for Google Docs, Microsoft Office, or Office Online.
What makes TechnoEntrepreneur, Michalitsa’s favorite project is that the activities help kids to develop business skills from a young age which prepares them for real-life. She also likes that the project integrates the use of Microsoft Office into learning. The tasks, give students the opportunity to learn about Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Michalitsa states, “Besides the valuable technology skills that students acquire, they learn financial literacy and how to have better critical thinking.”
When asked to choose the activity she likes the most in TechnoEntrepreneur, Michalitsa picked the design of the restaurant floor plan. She says, “My favorite part is when students have to undertake the role of an architect and create the floor plan of their restaurant. That’s the time where the real fun begins. The students put all their creativity together and choose the colors and the textures of their restaurant. That gives them a true and authentic experience. They feel like they are going to open an actual restaurant!”
TechnoKids Greece is Making a Difference
TechnoKids Greece has been part of the TechnoKids team since 1997. For more than twenty years they have been teaching essential 21st Century skills to students throughout Greece. Michalitsa Papasotiriou is the Head of Educational Projects at TechnoKids Greece. She oversees all academic material and teaching support.
Since a young age, Michalitsa has demonstrated her passion for computer sciences. She joined TechnoKids Greece as a teenage student. Later she became an instructor herself. With multiple awards of expertise from Microsoft Office and a decade of experience in the computer academics, Michalitsa has been a valuable member of our Greek TechnoKids headquarters since 2010.
Thanks Michalitsa for your top pick! It is one of our favorites too!
Teach Entrepreneurship with TechnoEntrepreneur
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