• Ranger U

    Posted by MELISSA (MISSY) BROOKS on 6/15/2017

    https://docs.google.com/a/student.mtnbrook.k12.al.us/document/d/1BL0r4qvbaWlMLk3ZYXdtF7EjB5Ms6HQdrWMjC-SsweA/edit?usp=sharing 

    11/17/17

    Learning Day for Ranger U Implementation



    Goals for the day:

     

    • Decide the best way to implement Ranger U in the Classroom
      • How does the use of STEM time work with this
      • What does this look like for every grade level; teacher
      • What will be our plan and assign responsibility

     

    • Plan our “Expert” PD for the classrooms -
    • What we “have” to do:  Blog for The District
    • Events that can contribute:  Hour of Code; Digital Citizenship Week, Showcase
    • Badging\Credentialing System for Students and Teachers

     

    Attendees:  

    Perry Wright, Jennifer Jinnette, Travis Morgan, Eleanor Walker, Caroline Strange, Lane Robinson, Jolie Welner, Katy Caughran, Meg Sims, Debbie Rakes, Christy Christian, Nathan Pitner

    Please add notes to this agenda!

     

    Agenda:  

    8:00 - 8:30  - Review our goals;  Review our plan for Ranger U (View Slide show and notes)  Review purchases and strategies for using these purchases.  

     

    8:30-9:00 - Decide the best way to implement Ranger U in the Classroom

      • How does the use of STEM time work with this
      • What does this look like for every grade level; teacher
      • What will be our plan and assign responsibility

     

    9:00 - 9:30 Scheduled Conference Call with TJ at SCORE (Southeastern Center for Robotics Education)

     

    9:30-10:00 - Plan our “Expert” PD for the classrooms - Community Partners

    • Who can be our experts?  

     

    10:00- 10:15 - Blogging for the District - How can we raise awareness;  share pictures and ideas

     

    10:15-10:30 - Events that can contribute:  Hour of Code; Digital Citizenship Week, Showcase

     

    10:30--11:30-  Badging\Credentialing System for Students and Teachers

     

    Resources:   

     

    Grade Level Breakdown:

    K – will concentrate on BeeBots, Osmos

    1 – Blue-bots, Osmos

    2 - Blue-bots, Dash & Dots

    3- Dash & Dots, Ozobots

    4- Ozobots, Spheros, Scratch

    5-Ozobots, VEX, Spheros

    6- Vex, 3D Printing, Spheros

     

    STEM Inventory:

    Curriculum for Beebots, Dash & Dot, Ozobots

    2 Hives of Beebots (6 each) *1 bought by Kindergarten

    2 Hives of Bluebots (6 each)

    9 Blue-bot TacTile Readers

    9 mats   *some teacher funded

    9 Osmos ( 1 per classroom for K-1) * some teacher funded

    Dash & dots  - 10 Dash and Dot Robots

    Ozobots – 19 Ozobots

    Spheros – 24 Spheros

    5 ipads just for STEM  +  20 ipad Cart for STEM and PLTW

    2 3D Printers; 1 Digital Scanner

    Vex Kits in 5th Grade

    4 Makey Makey

    Google Expedition Kit

    Keva Planks (1800)





    Software or Web Resources:

    Code.org

    Typing Agent

    Brainpop Coding

    Google Coding

    Scratch

    Tynkercad

    Common Sense Media



    Badging Resources:

     

    http://karlymoura.blogspot.com/2016/01/gamifying-our-stem-lab-challenges.html

     

    Example of a school system creating their own:  https://www.ccusd93.org/Page/6088


    Next Steps:

    Scheduling dates for him to do professional development with a grade level class

    Look at standards for each grade level and decide which content and devices should be paired for an activity

    Make "I can" statements for badging requirements in an effort to establish credentials and share PD 

     

    Hour of Code Promotion

    Hour of Code December 4-10th 

     

    Hour of Code introduction videos and info to share with kids and parents

    https://hourofcode.com/us/promote/resources 

     

    Digital Citizenship Day February 22, 2018 

     

    Common Sense Media Scope & Sequence and info to share

    https://www.commonsense.org/education/scope-and-sequence

     

    Steps to becoming a Common Sense School and the WHY

    https://www.commonsense.org/education/recognition-schools 

     

    Ways to Discuss Common Sense Media/ Digital with families

    https://www.commonsense.org/education/connecting-families​ 

     

    Katy Caughran work with grade level teachers on integrating content and computational thinking--

    Grade 4: Engineering Design Engineering, technology, and science core disciplinary ideas are integrated into grade level science performance expectations. 

    4th grade example:

    Students will: 

    AL.4.4 ‐ Design, construct, and test a device that changes energy from one form to another (e.g., electric circuits converting electrical energy into motion, light, or sound energy; a passive solar heater converting light energy into heat energy).*    

    AL.4.7 ‐ Develop and use models to show multiple solutions in which patterns are used to transfer information (e.g., using a grid of 1s and 0s representing black and white to send information about a picture, using drums to send coded information through sound waves, using Morse code to send a message).*   

    AL.4.17 ‐ Formulate and evaluate solutions to limit the effects of natural Earth processes on humans (e.g., designing earthquake, tornado, or hurricane‐resistant buildings; improving monitoring of volcanic activity).

     

    * Students who demonstrate understanding can: 

    3-5-ETS1- 1 Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost. 

    3-5-ETS1- 2 Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem. 

    3-5-ETS1- 3 Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved. 

     

    What is Makey Makey? 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfQqh7iCcOU

     

    Circuit lesson with Makey Makey to connect with above standards

    https://labz.makeymakey.com/cwists/preview/559x 

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