Hello! I am a third-grade classroom teacher from a Title I school with over 50% of the students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. I would describe my students as kindhearted and passionate learners who are very active! They enjoy moving around the classroom and appreciate positive attention and choices.
Many of my students come from homes and face challenges beyond their control.
I am looking for simple ways to help them become inspired and grow as learners. I want them to come to school and see a place that is safe, comfortable, and flexible enough to meet their needs.
My students love technology! Because of this, I have integrated technology into many of my reading and math lessons. I have found students are more engaged and ready to learn when technology is even a small part of our lessons for the day.
This project will allow us to use Botley the Robot to not only practice coding skills but to also integrate coding and robotics into our reading and math lessons.
Many 21st century careers will require my students to know coding skills. To help them with this, I try to expose my 3rd graders to a wide variety of technology in my classroom. We teach coding skills in the context of other subjects to help them gain these vital 21st century skills. My students also love using technology as a way to create and think outside the box. By coding Botley the Robot to complete different tasks, students will need to use critical thinking skills to get their robots to do what they want them to. Help me to develop a classroom of critical thinkers ready to solve the problems of tomorrow!
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