By Cori Gibson
Cougar News Blog
Math teacher Tina Jada is starting a new technology club where students will be able to create video games and use technology to their own advantage.
Mrs. Jada has added yet another club to the CCJH list. It is for students to come and use technology to create their own electronic adventures or to use on whatever they desire.
“I hope that students will have the opportunity to explore technology and their interests outside of a school setting and connect with other students that have the same interests as them,” Mrs. Jada said.
The club will be using the money left over from the math club to support up to 25 kids. All who participate will be given a video game mechanics account that they will have forever. They will still have the account even when they leave Cactus Canyon. The group will also be having one or two fundraisers this year and they are hoping that it is enough to get them started.
“I hope I will have a lot more experience with video games,” eighth grader Dylan Zimmerman said.
This club is not just for video games, but for letting the kids be creative. They have been coming up with ideas such as Minecraft tournaments and slideshow presentations. Mrs. Jada is more than happy to hear what they have to say and will find a way to support all of their technology needs.
“The students are invited to present any technology ideas that they would like to pursue to me for consideration,” said Jada.
In the future, the club may have the chance to become an elective. Mrs. Jada is also hoping to get T-shirts for all of the club members.