Title: Robots-Coding and the Fine Arts

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  • My Class Needs technology (robots - spheros) to enhance our fine arts program and STEM activities.

    Title: Robots-Coding and the Fine Arts Classroom Project at James Ardiel Elementary
    Launched September 21st, 2017 Project Deadline March 23rd, 2018
    Classroom Size 60 Students School Size 381 Students

    My Students

    The students that will benefit from this project are approximately 70 grade seven inner city school students. My students enjoy technology and being creative, as such I hope to provide an enriching experience. They enjoy hands on minds on activities. STEM and dance will be the key focus as students work collaboratively to choreograph a routine so that it can be viewed on our class website.

    How will this project impact them?

    The technology, SPHERO, will provide an enriching programming and STEM experience. Our culminating project will result in creating a synchronized dance with the robot or SPHERO. Through creative/experimental play they will program by incorporating angles, sound and lights. They will also be using their understanding of percentage values to make colour conversions. They then will be challenged to program the round robot to, flip, turn, jump, dance and change colours, drive the round robot, turn it, flip it, as well as make it jump, dance and change colours. Posting our choreographed routines on class web-site will provide a larger audience to enjoy our work. Programming, connected play, and dance – what could be more fun!

  • Where the $856.11 goes


    Sphero SPRK+ Robotic Ball

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    $149.99 x 4 = $599.96
    Shipping & Handling $0.00
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $71.98
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $10.75
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $727.69
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $128.42
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $856.11
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    Still needed $856.11

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the costs of fulfilling the project, including purchasing and coordinating the delivery of classroom resources. This also supports the processing of thank-you cards and pictures from teachers and students to donors, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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by Ms. While

I am a grade seven teacher who has a deep love for math and science. I believe in students learning beyond “skill and drill” . Observing students work collaboratively to solve STEM challenges is what I feel will make them want to be life long learners. Thinking outside of the box always...

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