My students need the Orbotix SPRK to begin to learn coding and programing which will increase higher level thinking skills. Everything is included in this one kit.
This project expired on July 18, 2016.
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A typical day in my classroom is filled with technology. The students participate in smart board activities as well as tablets and QR codes. I would love to expand my students knowledge of technology by using the Orbotix SPRK so that students could learn both coding and programming skills.
I have an amazing group of boys and girls.
Every day my students come to school excited about learning. My first graders are very inquisitive. The best days in my classroom are those that incorporate new technology. My students learned Scratch JR this year and surprised me with how quickly they caught on to coding. I know that the Orbotix will instill skills for both coding and programming which is knowledge they will need as 21 century learners. I love watching their excitement as they show me what they are working on. The students are incredible as they peer teach each other. My school is an excellent place for students to learn. High expectations are held for not only the teachers but for the students as well. My school holds technology as priority for the students' futures. I know that having the Orbotix in my classroom will not only enhance my lessons but it will add rigor as well. My students will have a chance to use higher level thinking while having fun.
The Orbotix will allow my students to further comprehend how to use coding and provide the beginning steps towards learning programming as well. Students will learn the importance of working together to teach the Orbotix to follow their commands. This grant will allow my students to problem solve using higher level thinking skills. Though my students used tablets this year for coding they will be able to further their knowledge by programming the Orbotix using the tablet to assist them. My students will also realize that robots are a part of technology.
The Orbotix will not only build excitement for my students but may also guide them into thinking about careers as computer programmers or engineers as adults.
I know with the Orbotix the students will feel pride and a sense of accomplishment when groups share a demonstration of what they taught the Orbotix to do. The Orbotix will also allow students to make a hypothesis about this product and ask groups questions about how they programmed the Orbotix to do certain things.
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