Our students are small, but mighty coming an Indiana town, memorialized in the movie, Hoosiers. Although they come from a small, rural farming community, they dream big in learning 21st Century skills about programming and computer science. Unfortunately, opportunities and funding is limited in this small, rural town. Students come from low-income households and have limited equity in WiFi access.
This is where our school comes into play.
It is the place where they can aspire to dream big. Our students want to learn about computer science and programming. The foundation has been laid by our administration in investing in bandwidth to ensure access to reliable WiFi.
It's time to get down to the basics with learning circuitry and simple coding. This project will help my 6th-12th grade students learn the basics of circuitry as we begin our journey of learning how to focus on Computer Science for Social Good.
Imagine a world where students are passionate about working on projects that help to make the world a better place.
These Makey-Makeys are the springboards to build this foundation. In order for students to successfully use the Makey-Makey, they have stations in the classroom with tech. We have a Chromebook stationed in the class to use with the Makey-Makey, but we are in need of a hard case, keyboard protector, headset, mouse to make this station functional. Students will learn how to create digital portfolios of their learning using a free program called Adobe Sparks. In order to learn how to do this the book 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark is needed as a learning tool.
My students are phenomenal kids but have very little access to innovation and real-life application of how computers are changing the world. This project is going to be part of a sequence of lessons to help build a foundation to inspire students to learn how to create and make using Computer Science foundations for social good. We need your support!
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