I teach in a rural low income school. I have 25 first through 5 grade students in my AGP program. Many of my students to not have access to computers and the internet, nor have they had a lot experiences with technology.
Today's technology and careers are constantly changing.
The technology and careers that will be available for my students when they graduate will be completely different from todays and my students need to be prepared for those changes as wells as have the skills needed for their future employers. So, I ask my self how can I help my students meet the skills needed for their future careers and gain experience with technology?
I have attended teacher trainings, workshops and demonstrations looking for ways to help my students meet the challenges that await them in the future. One things that I have found that excites my students is the Legos WeDo 2.0 kits. By involving them in robotics, design challenges and STEM/STEAM projects they will learn important skills needed for their future.
The students will use the WeDo 2.0 kits to complete design challenges based on real world problems, create models, and/or use them for maker space projects through the school year. By involving my students with the WeDo 2.0 kits my student will learn to work together to solve real world problems, communicate with each other by sharing their ideas, learning how to design, create, and build a robot as well as design a working program for the robot to complete the tasks given to them. It will also involve them in the design process.
By giving my students access to the WeDo 2.0 kits, it will help my students to build and practices the skills they will need in to be successful in the future job market as well as be successful in life.
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