Digital Technology has a significant presence in the digital ateliers located throughout the school. These environments encourage the children to explore a variety of technological tools such as computers, scanners, projectors, web-cams, and 3-D printers, allowing them to construct a new digital image of the world.
Robotic and arduino technology are explored through the project. ‘The atelier of technology’ encourages children to explore a variety of technological tools such as computers, scanners, projectors, and the web cam, allowing them to construct a new digital image of the world.
The more the children explore inside the classroom and inside the digital atelier, the more they are able to approach and learn the alphabet of the language of technology. If the children know the alphabet, work with the interface, and discover the connection between the tools of the digital environment, they are able to construct and give a new shape to their ideas.
The digital world is not only computers but also sound, light, photography, animation, video and network. Inside this environment, the languages are not used in isolation, but rather in combination with the other languages the children use every day. This combination between traditional and digital languages helps the children develop complex projects through the elaboration of new languages. Using digital languages gives our children an opportunity to combine the real with the virtual, the cognitive with the imagination, maintaining the complexity in the process of learning. Working collaboratively inside the complexity of this environment, the children develop both their expressive and cognitive potential within a social context. We are proud to see our children retrieve information, develop theories, express and share ideas, co- constructing knowledge together. We provide the opportunity to develop new ways of thinking.