Ozobots? A Hands-on Way to Teach Coding

The 3rd grade class at Meadowbrook has been introduced to Ozobots by our new Director of Academic Advancement. Kristen Haugen has joined our Meadowbrook staff this year to find new and exciting ways to bring technology into the classroom. As a seasoned science teacher, her 20 years of experience and knowledge in teaching a hands-on curriculum has already benefited our students. She incorporated the use of Kindle Fires with SeeSaw in Kindergarten through 3rd grade and has been leading a new venture in Ozobot programming in the 3rd, 5th and 6th-grade classrooms. (Google classroom is being introduced in the 4th grade.) 

 

Ozobots are tiny robots that use colored pathways to travel. Certain color combinations dictate different commands along the paths. The process of creating paths and commands for the Ozobots teaches our students the basics of coding. Different apps and programs apply! What a great way to have tons of fun and learn at the same time!

 

 

 

Technology

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It's undeniable that tech is the future for our children.

But at Meadowbrook, we believe there's a time and place for purposeful use of technology, particularly in the elementary years.  Here, your child learns all they need to become a conscientious and aware digital citizen in the unknown world of tomorrow.  At the same time, they learn the invaluable life skills that flourish when we set aside the screens.

Your child grasps the technicalities of Excel alongside the preparation of a well-argued debate; cultivates thoughtful interpretation of the internet's stores of knowledge and gleans life experience from an ongoing friendship with a Redeemer Village resident; and integrates robotics into problem solving as seamlessly as they move between topics in dinnertime conversation. 

Today, it seems every school claims to offer the most state-of-the-art tech possible. 

Meadowbrook, instead, offers your child intentional connections-with their digital responsibilities and with the vast world outside the computer.