Thinking It Through With Tech - Blue Bots Coding

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  • My Class Needs Blue Bots to improve critical thinking skills

    Launched November 7th, 2017 Project Deadline February 5th, 2018
    Classroom Size 18 Students School Size 620 Students

    My Students

    I have a very active class of 18 Grade 1 students who love to learn through hands-on exploration. Many of the students are not used to taking-risks or depending upon their own critical thinking skills to solve every day problems. I also have a non-verbal student with special needs who is highly motivated by the use of technology. We have had great success developing a growth mindset through project-based learning using technology.

    How will this project impact them?

    When my students use technology to explore in Math, I see more risk-taking and a willingness to persevere when solving problems. Through coding, my students are learning to share their thinking, and communicate their learning in new and exciting ways. They have a greater willingness to share their ideas with others when they are enthusiastically engaged with technology. Our goal as a school is to move away from teaching and assessment that focuses on knowledge, and towards giving students the opportunity to show their thinking, application, and communication skills. Introducing Blue Bots will allow me to combine engaging technology with their developing coding skills. I am hoping that my class will then become the "experts", sharing their knowledge with other classes, and paving the way for 21st Century thinking across our school.

  • Where the $627.18 goes


    Blue-Bot Class Bundle

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    $424.97 x 1 = $424.97
    Shipping & Handling $0.00
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $55.25
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $7.88
    Project cost excluding donation to support $533.10
    Optional donation to support *** $94.08
    Project cost including donation to support $627.18
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    Still needed $627.18

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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by Ms. Deputat

I am a Gr. 1 teacher in Nobleton, Ontario. I believe that the top priority of teachers should be to create an atmosphere of trust and support; a place students are excited to come to every day and where they can feel good about who they are. Each student brings unique ideas and experi...

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