The amount of digital resources has increased (Think Central, RAZ Kids, Big Universe, Newsela, etc.). Students throughout the day utilize these resources. The Digital Literacy grant provides 10 iPads, keyboards and a cart for all grade levels to access.
The purchase of Ozobots, little robots, incorporate technology into real world applications and enhances the developing STEM program. These tiny robots have sensors that respond according to specific colors that are drawn on paper on an iPad. Students can program the robots to move in different ways according to the color combination.
Using Brackitz, a building block kit, students explore using open-ended projects. They are encouraged to build and experiment with block play, which encourages problem solving and collaboration.
Listening to and reading stories engages us in new topics as we are drawn into high interest literature. This project will increase student interest and awareness of STEM topics through the use of storybooks and high interest nonfiction.
The age of Personal Robotics is rapidly approaching, which includes new technology such as the Nest Thermostats, Roomba Vacuum or Google’s Self-Driving Car. Today’s students should develop a conceptual understanding of how to use and program the myriad of robots that will soon be intimately involved in their lives. The EZ-Robot is an engaging educational […]