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The Gilford Middle School Computer Technology classes has been adjusted to address STEM education. The STEM represents Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, therefore new curriculum has been developed for 7 and 8th grades and will continue to be developed for the 5th and 6th grade. This year we are introducing Lego Robotics using Lego Mindstorm 9797 Robot Kits. Students are working in groups of two and are building and programming their robots using "block" programs. Those two grades has been introduced to block programming using a program developed by MIT students called Scratch. The program  is available for free online. As I said before, the new STEM direction in our Computer Technology Education is brand new in our district, and we are working hard to implement it to all classes as the year goes by and in upcoming years.