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Mondopad Introduction at Franklin High School

Mondopad Introduction at Franklin High School

A group of students at Portland, Oregon's Franklin High School created this video (after having the Mondopad for only 1 day) to introduce the Mondopad and their technology project to teachers. Franklin High School is piloting a program called Technology 4 Tomorrow (T4T) and the Mondopad is being used as a centerpiece to help bring kids closer to technology. The Technology Association of Oregon has a non-profit organization called Tech Start. Tech Start’s vision is to “make Oregon’s K-12 schools the model for delivering a 21st century education that inspires students to become leaders in technology and innovation.” Their mission is to “provide teacher training and student enrichment activities that incorporate computer science, information technology and engineering education in Oregon K-12 schools.” T4T is a program that Tech Start is piloting. The goal is to bring in technology mentors from the community to speak and then mentor the students on technology projects. Each project is about 2 weeks long. The project featured in this video is an information application for the iPhone to feed school announcements to kids. They use the Mondopad to have video calls with the mentors after their initial speaking engagement. It also is used as the group's PC to help them develop new software programs or something similar.