My students are from a Title I school in one of the largest districts in the United States. I am the Library Media Specialist, so I have the benefit of working with every student in the school ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school population averages 425 students and is racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse.
Each student brings something unique to our school culture, which promotes a unity not seen at all schools.
The students are inquisitive and eager to learn, so they can better understand and change the world around them. After participating in the Week of Code, students in all grades have evolved as innovators with a passion for coding in various content related areas.
Ozobots utilize color to teach coding skills. Using color to teach computer science skills allows all our students, including our youngest students and ESL students, to begin learning the components of coding. Students create color-coded paths for their Ozobots to follow. Students will write stories, and then work as a group to program the tiny robots to travel through their story as one of the characters. Students will not only utilize the Ozobots to bring their writing to life, but they will also re-enact historical events and program the robots to demonstrate their knowledge in science, math, and ELA content areas.
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