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and and final designs were chosen after numerous revisions. Students were
provided accounts with http://www.crescerancemanagementsystem.com/
to develop their mobile applications. Crescerance utilizes a template design
interface where students are not required to code but may customize pages
using HTML pages. Below is an example of a student project that was titled
“Nerdy Crow” which was designed to educate Mumbai’s citizens of their
resident bird populations.
Screenshots of ‘Nerdy Crow’ by Zoe Letellier, 2016
While Design Technology is an exploratory class, students were able to
participate in the creation of products as opposed to being a sole consumer.
Conversations with students offered the following statements: “Gave us
a taste of possibility” and “It’s good that the school acknowledges our
interests and offers something relevant”.