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The Dekalb county school district has partnered with Earsketch, a program developed at Georgia Tech that is designed to combine programming and music. The school district has embraced the program, using it in all of their computer science programs and are even hosting a district competition for students to show off their compositions.
Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic fingers individually. It provides fine motor hand gestures that aren’t possible with current commercially available devices.
Teaching computer science to high school students requires creativity. A musical app called EarSketch proves to be the ideal learning instrument.