My students are fun-loving, good-natured kids who love a challenge. These kids come alive when they get their hands on STEM projects!
They love to program, play with robots, and groove to funky music.
Even though the class is three-quarters boys, the girls definitely take their fair share of the lead. Our classroom has established itself as a district-leader in innovative use of our 1:1, take-home Chromebooks. Most of the class comes from the trailer parks or the migrant camp, but they have very bright futures!
Sometimes, STEM gets pigeonholed as robotics and coding only. There is so much more than that! Personal computers and modular synthesizers were siblings in the earliest days of microcomputing. While computers, smartphones, and robots are the go-to technologies in most STEM classrooms, modular synthesizers have completely shaped modern music.
Some students think STEM isn't for them because they are more into art than robots.
By sharing my passion for modular synthesizers with my students, I hope to open their minds to other STEM pathways into the future, while forming closer connections with students who have artistic interests by showing them that there is room for everyone to use technology to innovate.
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