My students are eager to learn about technology. They are constantly asking why, and how things work, and why things work the way that they do and I am desperate to teach them just that. I want them to create and explore, and not just do things how they are "supposed" to. My students are very curious and need challenges to keep them wondering. My students, along with all students, need to prepare for their present, and their future and need technology that is up and coming in order to do that.
They don't want to just play the video games, they want to BUILD the video games.
We need to keep up with them instead of them struggling to keep up with what we think is age appropriate technology. They are constantly teaching us new things and new ways to do things and we need to make sure they have the materials to succeed at this.
Coding and programming are hands-on, brains-on activities that do more than just teach students how to make a robot move, it's teaching our students a language that will be just as popular as Spanish or Japanese in the next decade.
These little robots can be used with all of our amazing students from kindergarten to fifth grade and in all subjects of learning.
They will change the way students play with "toys" and engage, excite and help them explore the world of STEAM as engineers, programmers, creators, and technology experts. They can also be used to extend their classroom curriculum in areas such as math, literacy, science, and social studies.
If you donated to this project, you can sign in to leave a comment for Mrs. Swift.
DonorsChoose is the most trusted 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 Mrs. Swift 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.