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My students need Ollie codable robots because it is never too early to learn coding. Students can learn the foundations of coding before they can even write and spell words! Coding rocks!
Based in Pleasantville, in a small city in South Jersey, our public elementary school is a diverse community of learners. From many different cultural, socioeconomic, and language backgrounds, we share our many different experiences with each other. Our student population includes many high-needs learners and over 90% of our student population qualifies for free or reduced lunch (the percentage of students receiving free or reduced price lunch is often used as a measure for the percentage of students living in poverty). My students are surrounded by technology: smartphones, laptops, and digital cameras, to name a few, and they love to use any technology in school.
Most of my classes throughout the day are inclusion classes and it is great to see all of my students collaborating and having fun using technology together!
Ollie is a codable robot that can be used in numerous ways in the classroom! The students that I work with are very excited about learning and curious about the world around them (especially anything involving STEM). These codable robots will help my students learn more about the world through problem solving.
These Ollie codable robots will also give my students with disabilities real world skills and help turn them into producers in this digital world.
It interests them, and makes them more willing and likely to socialize, building the important skill of teamwork and socialization, often lacking in the learning disabled student population.
All of my students love educational technology and it is one of my passions as an educator. I love being able to use technology to supplement and enhance my teaching experiences with my students. These robots will help me be able to do this for my students! With Ollie computer programmable robots, my students (especially my students with disabilities) will be exposed to a level of computer science that they otherwise would not have access to. With your help this project will give all of my students an advantage in the area of technology. They may even encourage them to pursue a career path they would have never imagined without the exposure to this innovative technology. Thank you!
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