A veteran teacher explains how she introduced robots to her first- and second-grade students.
Last year, New England Jewish Academy, a dual-curriculum school where I teach general studies to students in first and second grade, received a grant to purchase classroom robots that I would use to teach coding as well as support some of the Jewish holidays as part of our Judaics program. I work with my Judaics teacher and we were able to use some of the lessons just as they were written and modified others to meet the needs of our students.
I have been a teacher for a few decades, but I had never used robots before. Now that I’m in my second year of teaching with classroom robots, I thought I would share some tips for those of you who are just getting started.