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The goal is to empower my students' pursuit of life-long learning and to inspire them to shape and reinvent their world through designing, creating codes and building. The students will use their problem solving and critical thinking skills to hands on real-world experiences while nurturing excitement about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

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Hypnotic RayBotics

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School:
Emerald Coast Middle School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
Leigh Glenn 
Grade:
6-8 
Date:
February 15, 2017

43% Funded

 

 

Only $1,149.94 Needed

 

 

Goal

The goal is to empower my students' pursuit of life-long learning and to inspire them to shape and reinvent their world through designing, creating codes and building. The students will use their problem solving and critical thinking skills to hands on real-world experiences while nurturing excitement about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 

 

What will be done with my students

The students are introduced to robotics through EV3 Lego Mindstorms Engineering Software. Students will learn every aspect of robotics from assembling the gears to programming the software using real-world electronic components and software. The students will be learning through an approach called Guided Discovery. Guided Discovery is an effective approach that provides an excellent framework for learn-by-doing. Guided Discovery utilizes an authentic context in which the problems are presented in certain sequence and choices that enables the learner to reach different outcomes. Learning occurs as the user goes through various scenarios and is guided to discover principles, and develop critical competencies. Information and reference modules are presented in context when required or requested. Mistakes can be made and the resulting scenario will allow the user to make decisions. Learning still occurs if a user takes a wrong path all the way through. Thus, learning becomes an experience by not blindly following a set of rules. In Guided Discovery Approach, making mistakes are an integral part of the learning process. Students are learning to reflect on them mistakes and learn from them.  

 

Benefits to my students

• Makes learning fun, engaging, and inspiring
• Provides highly practical hands-on experience
• Gives a head-start in preparing for high school and college
• Develops critical thinking skills and problem solving strategies
• Enables learner to develop and express creativity
• Develops the ability to work collaboratively in teams
• Students develop an intuitive understanding of physical concepts in science and math
• Students excel in math and science and choose a career in science and technology
• Learners are excited by the use of technology in the classroom
• Builds confidence and self-esteem in students who may not excel in other academic areas
• Prepares students for the fast-paced competitive world
 

 

Budget Narrative

Computer is needed to program robots. The is an ongoing project needing annual replenishing with additional kits and computers. 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 EV3 Lego Mindstorms Kit with Engineering Software $380.00
2 EV3 Lego Mindstorms Kit with Engineering Software $380.00
3 Dell Omniplex 3040 Desktop Computers $619.97
4 Dell Omniplex 3040 Desktop Computers $619.97
  Total: $1,999.94

43% Funded

 

 

Only $1,149.94 Needed

 

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