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Help me give my students robotics and coding kits for our robotics club.
I teach a smart and creative group of fifth graders. We are a Leader in Me, Lighthouse school, and this means that every one of my students has the opportunity to be a leader. All of my students have classroom leadership roles and many have been hired for school-wide leadership roles.
Being leaders means that they use the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Students.
As they take responsibility for themselves and focus on what is in their circle of control, they are able to excel in all areas of their lives.
My students are a take charge group, and they love to be involved in many different tasks and roles. They are always up for a challenge and love to learn new things.
We've initiated a new coding club this year, and as much as they enjoy writing code, they want to see those codes in action! Because this club includes grades 3-5 from every background, these resources will go a long way toward leveling the playing field in terms of the technology they've had access to in the past. The Jimu and Sphero robots both allow students to learn by doing. They begin with simple color-coded blocks and progress to programming languages. The Jimu Inventor's Kit focuses more on the mechanical aspects of building robots, while the Sphero will appeal to students who are more interested in what they can make an already-assembled robot do. I've also added in a basic level hexbug robotic pick and drop kit. We will use these supplies to reach students where they are to teach basic if-then (cause and effect) reasoning skills, increase their confidence, and launch them toward coding for a future we can't even imagine!
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|UBTECH Jimu Inventor Level Robot Kit • Amazon Business||$280.73||1||$280.73|
|Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot • Amazon Business||$119.99||1||$119.99|
|HEXBUG VEX Robotics Pick and Drop Machine • Amazon Business||$37.64||1||$37.64|
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