In the third grade at Independence Primary School, under the direction of computer teacher Kerry Morosko, students are working in teams to create a maze with multiple turns and possibilities to get dash to the finish line. “The challenge is to be able to program dash successfully through one’s own original maze,” said Morosko. “This experience provides students with the opportunity to watch their virtual coding turn into tangible learning experiences.”
Students in fourth grade are assembling Lego Boost robots. Once completed they will be bringing their creation to life using the app’s intuitive activities designed to stimulate problem solving. “This Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) approach to learning encourages the fundamentals of critical thinking while developing imagination through various coding activities,” said Morosko.