Karen McIntosh Bee Bots Learning in the Primary Classroom

Breathitt County

Karen McIntosh Bee Bots Learning in the Primary Classroom

Breathitt County

Biography

This grant is based around project-based learning and hands-on learning. I want students to learn to use more problem-solving skills and do more hands-on activities. With this mini-grant, we will purchase bee bots for grades K-2. However, the bee bots can be used at any grade level. Students can program these bots and have them move around various mats. The mats and bots can be incorporated into many different curriculum areas. With math, if students are learning about money, they can program the bee bots to maneuver around the mats to collect the right amount of money. In language arts, if students are learning certain sight words, the students can program the bots to get to the sight word the teacher calls out. There are so many ways to use these bee bots, and students today are learning more by doing hands-on, problem-based learning that includes the 21st Century learning skills. The school goal is to increase student learning so that all students can reach proficiency.