My students need Cubelets because it will give them the opportunity to become better thinkers and create their own experiments through engaging and interactive trial and error situations.
This project expired on June 9, 2017.
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My students come to class each day excited to do things that are not available to them outside my little corner of their world. I work hard to bring varied experiences to our socioeconomically disadvantaged rural area, offering my students an opportunity to learn beyond the material and increase their critical thinking skills.
We also have a lot of fun along the way because although it can be hard, learning at its best should be interesting and encouraging.
Even the most challenging learners excel when pushed to see things in a new way. When we do our Makerspace Friday or STEAM experiments, my students comment that they wish that every day was that day. They are eager to learn and experience what is out there for them, finding a sense of pride when they learn something new and can teach others about it. This goes beyond my general classroom to my coding and robotics students, who give up their time after school to learn and experiment with me each week.
It isn't often that students have the opportunity to learn in situations where the focus is not about finding a specific correct answer but rather the journey in discovering an end result. This project will allow my students to learn about different areas of math and science while having creativity and freedom.
Sometimes the most rewarding answers are unintentional.
Students will be able to use these snap together think, sense, and motion cubes to create robots as unique as a fingerprint. While they may be asked to design with a certain criteria in mind or to solve a given need, their combination and creations would be completely up to them. We currently have a very small set of Cubelets which can be used by only two students at a time. By purchasing these sets and individual blocks, everyone can be participating at the same time, allowing whole class participation and instruction. The additional types of blocks will also expand their construction range. With your help, their exploration possibilities are endless.
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