I'm fortunate to work with every child in my building. My students are a wonderful mix of age, ability, and socioeconomic status. A few are privileged, but many live in economically challenged homes. My school is one of two designated English Language Learning elementary schools in my district, which adds to the diversity.
My mission is to make sure every child leaves my school with the same set of skills and confidence, no matter their status.
Children feel welcome to visit the library to read, use technology, robots, LEGO, or puzzles throughout the day. For many, the library is the only access they have to these resources.
Computer science jobs are going unfilled all over the country due to a lack of qualified applicants. There are many great initiatives in place to help address this problem and I strive to incorporate coding activities in my library as often as possible. I do have a few codable robots in my library, but they require another device, such as an iPad to fully utilize the coding capability.
Cubetto is a friendly, Montessori approved, wooden robot that teaches young children the basics of computer programming through adventure and hands on play.
Cubetto is a screen free tool that makes coding accessible to my youngest students. The adventure maps will allow us to incorporate science and social studies with coding activities.
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