My students are a "Hot Mess!" When I think of what my day will bring, it puts a smile on my face. I have some of the most fascinating children on the planet. They challenge me to to create quality lessons that will prepare them for becoming the STEAM Innovators of the future.
We are the fastest growing community in Northwest Florida, and we are a Title I Targeted Assist school, which means we do not receive the funding that full Title I schools do.
That means we receive less money for the students and teachers. We want our students to have access to the same resources other students do in Title I schools, so we reach into our pockets over and over again to provide for our students. I want the best for them.
I am dedicated to the concept of learn- share- connect. There aren't enough words in the world to describe my students. Our STEAM Learning Lab is like an Idea Factory full of wonder.
We have a Lego Wall in our classroom and have already explored the idea - Are Legos for Learning? My students were thrilled to create low-tech Tweets as they rotated from one STEAM Station to another. We are ready to expand our learning and see where Legos will take us.
I think Lego Education We Do 2.0 and Lego Boost will help my student to use their creative side to think, program, test, reprogram, test again, and then make a final product.
As third grade students, we try to embody our creativity, innovation, and discovery. Lego Education We Do 2.0 will allow us to do that, along with improving our engineering skills. We are a STEAM school, that means that we support Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Both Lego Education kits will be a perfect platform to use all of STEAM. This robot would add something new to try out, giving us a broad range of experience. These experiences will give us the opportunity to use the design process: Ask, Explore, Model, Evaluate, and Explain -which helps us solve real-world problems.
These Lego kits will help us learn to improve our coding and building skills. For some of us, our personal learning goal is to learn about robots and how they can be useful to people, so this project would help us learn about a different robot than we are used to, and design helpful things. Also, it can help improve our engineering skills. We could do different things than what is in the instructions, but still use the same parts, which would give our creativity a boost.
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