Get your students to explore the impact technology has on our daily lives!
Best Buy Blue Shirts and Geek Squad Agents guide students through a series of hands-on lessons and activities designed to enhance their coding skills and overall digital literacy. In partnership with Kano, students will be introduced to either “Intro to Make Art” (Grades 4 – 5) or Intro to “Hack Minecraft” (Grades 6 – 8) and will have the opportunity to work on engaging challenges and make their own creations while learning 21st century skills. Internet safety and overall responsible technology use will also be discussed during this interactive experience.
This program is currently only offered at the Best Buy located at 2220 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2T7.
• Introduction to Coding
• Art Creation
• Internet Safety
• Responsible Use of Technology
Supports Learning Standards
All Field Trip Factory programs are grade/age appropriate and support provincial learning standards including:
• BC's Coding & Computational Thinking Initiatives
• Creativity & Innovation
• Critical Thinking & Problem-Solving
Age Range & Duration
This experience is for Grades 4 - 8 and lasts approximately ~90 minutes at the participating Best Buy store
Group Size Limit
10 - 30 Students(Individual stores may vary group size accommodations - see booking form details)
FREE (You are responsible for transportation for your group to/from the event location )
Experience in life matters!Get your students up and out into their community!
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IMPORTANT → Be sure to check out the Resources Tab above for additional program materials
Code of Conduct: • Please let FTF know if you cannot make the scheduled day/time. • Always let us know if your group size is changing. • Please make sure that you have at least 1 adult chaperone for every 8 students in your group AND that chaperones are ready to help the field trip leader, if needed. • Please call FTF with special requests - Do NOT add them in notes where they may go unseen by the store contact. • Please arrange transportation to avoid last minute conflicts and cancellations.
Best Buy is one of Canada’s largest retailers, operating the Best Buy, Best Buy Mobile, and Geek Squad brands. The Company offers consumers a unique shopping experience with the latest technology and entertainment products, plus an expanded assortment of lifestyle products offered through its website (www.bestbuy.ca), at the right price, with a no-pressure (non-commissioned) sales environment.
Geek Squad Academy is an educational program under Best Buy Canada’s community investment pillar. We partner with local non-profit organizations and schools to teach students about the latest technology in a fun, interactive environment. For more information, please go to www.bestbuy.ca/geeksquadacademy.
Trips vary in length and content based upon the grade level of the participants.
If you have multiple grades in your group, please select the median grade.
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