Karen Roberts 2015-2016

Pike County

Karen Roberts 2015-2016

Pike County

Biography

Learning Innovation Grant Recipient

Project Title: Buzzing About Learning

Technology can help improve student learning. Primary students can problem-solve and learn reading and math skills using bee bots. In conjunction with the curriculum, teachers will share a set of bee bots to introduce problem-solving and reinforce reading and mathematics concepts. A problem-solving curriculum and mat will be available for students to learn logical thinking skills while integrating technology. Students will be actively engaged in commanding the bee bots to move locations on the lessons mat. For example, a money mat may let students tell their bot to “pick up” twenty-eight cents. The student will have to give the bot the command to move forward, left or right to get the right amount of money. Plain mats will also be used for problem-solving scenarios, and students will have to figure out the best solution. The bee bots can be used throughout the school year to reinforce curriculum and introduce problem-solving.