Philly’s coolest charter school is high-tech heaven
Student engagement skyrockets in tech-rich environment
Inside, all 1,327 students work on iPads and computers, and exercise in an all-Wii gym with Wii Fitness, Wii Sports and “Dance Dance Revolution.”
Students choose a favorite TV show or movie scene, re-enact it, film it, then edit it in the video lab.
Others design sneakers or model airplanes on their computers, then physically build them in a 3-D printer.
Instead of a traditional library, there is a computer-jammed media center that has the electric feel of an Apple Store when the newest iPhone debuts.
(Next page: What students think of their high-tech surroundings)