What we're about
BSD stands for Build Something Different. We are an international team of social entrepreneurs, technologists and educators dedicated to empowering the kids of today with the tools for tomorrow. We partner with schools to develop curated technology curriculum to enhance existing lesson plans in all core content areas, and provide teachers direct instruction on the use and integration of technology through our BSD Online (http://app.bsdlaunchbox.com) platform, into their classrooms.
A key part of what we do is giving the opportunity for students to deliver solutions with technology in every subject area: Arts, Humanities, Science and Sports. We have found that a student can learn coding and apply technology equally creating a website to tell a story in an english class, programming an algorithm applying algebra in a math class or visualising data from sports in a physical education class.
Whatever the context, a broad cross curricular presence of technology means that all students begin to think computationally and of design in the contexts that most connect with their interests. It becomes part of their everyday experience of work both individually and in teams, and a natural outlet for the communication and development of their ideas.
Computational and Design Thinking, learned through coding, make students more effective problem solvers with a clear understanding of how their solution benefits their ‘users’. In a future that holds careers that are not yet in existence, we are making our students adaptable, empathetic and therefore with the greatest possibility to succeed.