In the broadest sense, technology is any object, system or process that has been designed or modified to be useful to some person or group of people.
During the 2015-2016 school year, at my request, we are trying something new. Each marking period I will teach each grade either STEM or computers. Not both. This means I will have two class periods a week to teach one topic. The following marking period I will teach the other topic. This will continue throughout the year so each grade will have two marking periods of STEM and two marking periods of computers. Last year I had one period of STEM and one period of computers per week for each grade for the whole year. I thought it was tough on the students to try to remember from class to class what they had done a week earlier. Hopefully, with this new schedule, having two class periods of the same subject each week will be more meaningful for the students.