My students need copper tape, coin cell batteries, LED lights and supplies like glue sticks, scissors, markers and paper to make paper circuits not only successful but also fun and personal.
All students deserve opportunity despite their background. Opportunities I am working to afford my students is through personalized learning and creativity for learning technology beyond using a computer. Students are being prepared to transition from a traditional computer lab with fixed seating and desktop computers to a flexible, collaborative, mobile, hands-on learning environment.
Our student population consists of an almost even split of girls and boys where 33% of students are free and reduced lunch.
Two challenges facing me and my students are most students do not have computer or Internet access at home and students have their special classes on a six-day rotation. Therefore, if a student is absent or misses class due to speech or other accommodations, it could be weeks before the student(s) have class again. It is my goal to overcome these challenges by changing from a culminating class approach to mini-projects that can be completed in one class.
Creating an encouraging learning environment that fosters an, “I can do it mentality,” hopes to bolster self-esteem, expose more girls into Computer Science and provide supportive opportunities that children may not have otherwise.
Currently, most technology is being learned in a traditional setting with students sitting in front of a computer. There is so much to be learned about Computer Science and technology through hands-on activities that our students are not being exposed to. Gifted students and the after school club, Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) are the two groups most frequently exposed to non-traditional projects. All students should have the opportunity to be exposed to projects that foster critical thinking and get them interested in potential career fields. Incorporating a project like paper circuits will get students excited to come to class, learn a new skill that can be applied to other areas of their lives.
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|Chibitronics Circuit Stickers - Red, Yellow, Blue Megapack • Amazon Business||$30.00||5||$150.00|
|Stanley Removable 4 Cup Scissor Caddy and Minnow 5-Inch Pointed Tip Kids Scissors, 24 Pack (SCICAD-PT24) • Amazon Business||$24.99||2||$49.98|
|Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack • Amazon Business||$49.09||1||$49.09|
|Sony CR2032 Lithium Coin Cell 3V 20 Pcs • Amazon Business||$8.08||6||$48.48|
|4 Pack Copper Foil Tape with Conductive Adhesive for EMI Shielding, Slug Repellent, Paper Circuits, Electrical Repairs, Grounding(1/4inch) • Amazon Business||$9.99||4||$39.96|
|Pacon SunWorks Heavyweight Construction Paper 9-inches by 12-inches 500-count Assorted (CON01500) • Amazon Business||$14.99||1||$14.99|
|Astrobrights Color Paper, 8.5” x 11”, 24 lb/89 gsm, "Spectrum" 25-Color Assortment, 150 Sheets (80933-01) • Amazon Business||$7.44||2||$14.88|
|Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5”x11”, 65lb/176 gsm, Bright White, 75 Sheets (90905) • Amazon Business||$4.79||3||$14.37|
|Elmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack, 0.24-ounce sticks • Amazon Business||$9.85||1||$9.85|
|Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb/176 gsm, Eclipse Black, 100 Sheets (22024-01) • Amazon Business||$9.62||1||$9.62|
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