Lower School Digital Learning Updates
Lower school teachers and students have been utilising technology in innovating ways. These are some examples from left to right:
- Gr.5 students have started their passion projects with the help of 3D printers, photography, and robotics.
- A group of Gr.6 students have reached to the final App Jamming competition and presented to the judges their product of a Pregnancy Health app. Although they didn’t win an award at the end, their positive attitude, countless hours of effort and constructive collaboration are valuable experiences for their PYP exhibition.
- The children in Prep and Gr.1 were playing with two floor robots that perform movement actions according to the programmed code. They also come with floor maps which teachers can extend for some storytelling, or numeracy and literacy experiences. Children and teachers have excellent feedback about these floor robots because they are tangible and the students are engaged with directional languages and logical thinking when using them.
- Gr.2 students have been learning about how to make a good stop motion animation and explaining Math strategies. In this project they need to explain how regrouping works with stacking. They have to share ideas, work together, make their animation smooth, well timed and easy to follow.
- The room was buzzing as Gr.3 students collaborated on coding the last few weeks. Not only are the students having a basic understanding of block programming, they also develop understanding of direction (clockwise and anti clockwise), rotation (degrees of turn), and symmetry. Most importantly they build self-confidence and comfort taking risks and making mistakes.