Every year, I have a wonderful group of students. Most work hard in understanding the concepts that I teach them. Alas, some students struggle with these subjects. One thing I love about teaching is giving my students an opportunity to learn using hands-on experience.
I love it when students use hands-on activities and suddenly their eyes light up and their confidence soars.
They finally understand. In 5th-grade there are many hard lessons that students need to learn in just one year. With determination, grit, and perseverance my students can learn and succeed.
I run an after-school program for Girls Who Code. I needed some tools that would help the girls learn how to code and be easy enough to use. These Sphero Minis will let the girls use a robotic ball to see what the line of code does. As the girls add more coding lines, the Sphero Mini will react. The coding program was so successful, that I did another program for all students. These students are at all levels of coding that the Sphero Minis are helpful for all levels of understanding.
I hope to encourage more girls and boys to learn how to code, to use their creativity and help their problem-solving skills.
The Sphero Minis give students a chance to collaborate together to problem solve an achievable goal. I hope to eventually get a classroom set to let all students learn to code.
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