My students eat their breakfast at school each morning before they come to my class. Fuel in their bodies makes them ready to learn and start the day. The school serves free breakfast for 85% of the students, and they get to the school early to eat the breakfast that they don’t get at home.
These students are 11 and 12-year-old boys and girls, growing, trying, experiencing, experimenting, challenging, and ultimately becoming educated in my classroom.
My classes are all year so I can work with these students in depth with technology, get to know their strengths and weaknesses, and see their creativity develop as their experience with art increases.
They are in uniform, and some kids have uniforms that fit and are clean and others have uniforms that are too big, too small, and don't really look clean. The majority of kids are happy and energetic and ready to learn. Some students have trouble staying awake and staying focused.
This project is about coding and learning job skills in a digital art class with coding a robot to move. The requested coding robot pack is a basic beginning pack that students will be able to learn easily. They then will be able to move on to more complicated coding on the computers and coding with class Ozobots we got earlier this year but students don't know enough coding to use.
This is a very elementary coding robot but for students with no experience coding it is a good place to start to see in action how coding can make a robot move while learning skills they can use later on the job.
Botley coding packs look like toys with game pieces and before students know it they are on their way to coding in the class. They learn basic navigational functions to more advanced skills with having the robot move through obstacle courses and with codes direct the robot to follow a black line path with coding skills. They can code chain-reactions. build and solve puzzles with the dominos included in the pack. Having fun and learning coding is the goal and outcome of this project.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Ms. Baldauf.
DonorsChoose is the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.
As a teacher-founded nonprofit, we're trusted by thousands of teachers and supporters across the country. This classroom request for funding was created by Ms. Baldauf and reviewed by the DonorsChoose team.
DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America create classroom project requests, and you can give any amount to the project that inspires you.