VVE fourth and fifth grade students explored with coding using our new Sphero SPRK+ robots. Fifth graders had an opportunity to explore the Sphero EDU app during their library rotations time last week, and then with the help of Science teacher, Ms. Darling, worked on coding and STEAM stations in their Science Google Classroom. Students worked in teams to complete two challenges per lesson, over the course of two weeks -- bowling with Sphero, painting with Sphero, index card building challenge, and water bottle flipping challenge (complete with data collection pages for determining the best size and fill-level for successful tossing). Fourth graders only had one day to explore the STEAM centers (on the day Austin Energy came to share a lesson with students), and they explored 2-3 of four centers -- bowling with Sphero, painting with Sphero, coding Dash to move through a maze, and coding Sphero to move through a maze. Play-based learning opportunities are fun and engaging, and we always look for more opportunities to use/share them!
VVE Tech & Learning
Holly Moore, Educational Technologist, shares student learning here, in our Cardinal Community Blog.