My students need 8 SPRK programable devices to help spark their love of coding.
This project expired on February 21, 2016.
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Students spend the majority of the class in front of a screen and rarely see the application of their learning to their daily lives. A programmable device would allow them see real life problems in real time, giving opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving skills.
The school is a melting pot of the diverse backgrounds found in the neighborhood, including but not limited to Asian, Hispanic, Arabic, African American, Caucasian, white collar, blue collar, limited English, bilingual, low income and wealthy.
Despite the many physical and socio-economic differences, they all share a thirst for knowledge and openly welcome opportunities for new technological experiences.
Using the programmable SPRK device to solve various puzzles, students will learn how programming is a valuable skill that is used in daily life ( i.e. cell phones, apps, computer games) as well as realizing that programming is the language of technology. By learning another language, students are able to make more neurological connections which will help them find patterns, apply critical thinking and communicate more clearly with peers. Applying the critical thinking skills that are used in this specific language will help students make cross curricular connections.
Donations for this project, would allow our school to bring more devices in to the hands of students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about, explore and connect to the increasingly technological world around them.
Hopefully, this will spark a love for coding that will lead them to be creators of new technology in our future.
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