Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at 2:57pm
Having some issues with our most current @Sphero courses so @gears_ms made a suggestion that was great! We decided to create new courses on the bottom of our tables, making 7 permanent courses! Here’s the first one with alternating paths! Really liking them so far! RussosRoom photo
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 4:19pm
Our @IS34 7thGr #coders are at it again w/ @sphero! They’re #programming their bots to navigate one of 7 different patterns before going head to head w/ our wooden mazes! We’ll see how they use avg velocity, angles & distance to successfully code their bots to navigate the mazes! RussosRoom photo
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 9:07am
Our @IS34 7thGr #coders are programming shapes in their Intro to @Sphero course today! The students were incredibly excited and can’t wait for the upcoming challenges we have planned! @SpheroEdu RussosRoom photo
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“The traditional model is that the teacher imparts knowledge to the children, but if there aren’t enough teachers with the knowledge, why not let the kids teach themselves? Give them a basis to start with and let them try stuff out. There’s no getting stuck––only creativity in looking for the best path forward. The new generation is incredibly resourceful in finding information, and we as STEM facilitators need to aim in supporting them in whatever situation they encounter. Coding, designing, creating, building, discovering and troubleshooting are all parts of what it means to be in a STEM class. STEM isn’t about showing them how to do something, but empowering them with the right tools to create and discover it on their own.”

Mr. Russo