Students at Canyon High School in California, are introducing computer science and engineering to students at a younger age, giving them real world experience but also allowing their creativity to shine. This segment is part of American Graduate: Getting to work, a public media initiative made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting.
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With tablets, smart boards and 3D printers, technology plays in increasingly important role in schools. The Creative Technology Program at Columbia University’s Teachers College trains future educators on how to bring tech into art class. Our story is part of American Graduate, a project made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.