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Students will be prepared for the future by learning coding language and applying it creatively to real world problem solving tasks.

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Winter15-Sphero 2.0: Rolling with Robotic Programming

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School:
Anona Elementary School 
Subject:
Stem 
Teacher:
William Black 
Students Impacted:
40 
Grade:
Date:
January 8, 2015

Investor

Thank you to the following investor for funding this grant.

 

Jabil & The Pinellas Education Foundation - $979.87

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Goal

Students will be prepared for the future by learning coding language and applying it creatively to real world problem solving tasks.  

 

What will be done with my students

From polygons to percentages, CORE lessons explore the principals of math and science through programming. SPRK begins with MacroLab - a visual programming app. After completing five MacroLab lessons, students will be ready for advanced lessons in OrbBasic - utilizing a powerful app for text-based programming. These lessons align with the national Common Core Curriculum for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. Each lesson has a step-by-step teacher guide, student guide and worksheet.After completing CORE lessons, students will be equipped for STEM challenges. These multi-day experiments foster creative problem-solving and teamwork. Students concept, engineer and build contraptions powered by Sphero and the programs they write as a group. After showcasing their creations to the class, open-ended discussions are held that explore which factors led some designs to outperform others.  

 

Benefits to my students

Students will acquire coding, engineering, and problem solving skills that will propel them toward STEM based careers that the future offers.  

 

Describe the Students

These 40 4th and 5th grade students were selected for the Duke STEM Academy based on a representation of the demographics of Anona Elementary School. Students include ESE students, gifted students, low and high performers.  

 

Budget Narrative

12 x Sphero 2.0 Revealed (Factory Refurbished)
12 x Inductive charging base
12 x Quick Start guide
Free games and apps available through the iTunes App Store or Google Play
12 x Power Adapter (110V - 240V compatible, USA style plug)
12 protective covers


 

 

Items

# Item Cost
1 Education Pack - Refurbished - Education Pack - 12 x Factory Refurbished Sphero $799.99
2 Sphero Nubby Cover - Sphero Blue $59.96
3 Sphero Nubby Cover - Adventure Orange $59.96
4 Sphero Nubby Cover - Cyber Yellow $59.96
  Total: $979.87

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