Using computing and robotics in the classroom gives the student immediate feedback about their work. Once a code is done and students run it, the program itself evaluates the code and yields an error if it was programmed incorrectly. Otherwise, students will know the code has no red flags and the linkbot shall now move or perform the commands in the code. Furthermore, if the linkbot moves incorrectly or not according to the plan, then the code was not set up as planned and the issue must be corrected. Finally, if the code was written accordingly, the linkbot will perform the commands as desired by the user.
The audience of my capstone is teachers and Napa Learns supporters. The purpose of creating this capstone for teachers is to show them how computing and robotics does help students to be engaged in learning and improving attendance. Now a days, it is no surprise that students will benefit from learning and engaging with all the enriching concepts of C-STEM. We live in a time and era where Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are essential to the new jobs and markets that surround us. Plus, the future holds more surprises that will require the knowledge acquired from these important subjects. As teachers, we need to change our ways and methods to teach our students how to be successful in changing times.
On the other hand, the supporters of Napa Learns will be able to see how and where their donations have been going towards. First, as a Napa Learns Fellow, it is important that the supporters and donors know that there are fruits to their efforts to improve the educational experience of our students, our future. It is essential that teachers who have gone through the Master's of Education in Innovative Learning at Touro University grow, change and use our learning to better prepare our students. Furthermore, it is also important that Napa Learns supporters and donors see that their funds have been used to improve the learning experiences of students. The implementation of computing and robotics in the district has been rewarding for students. Also, I am sure that students have and will continue to benefit from learning and working with the C-STEM methodologies.
This 1:20 video shows my brainstorming ideas for my research.
4 Pillars of Instructional Design Video
My Logo and Why?
The reason I picked this logo is because it involves the essence of the meaning of my capstone. What I liked about this logo is that the circuit links are colorful and form a plus. Hence, incorporating math (with the plus) and it involves coding and robotics by using the circuits (representing technology). Furthermore, the fact that the links cross over each other and are made with different colors representing the overlap of all the different programs and curriculum used for coding and robotics. Finally, I loved the design and simplicity of the logo. In addition, it is very descriptive and meaningful to the essence of my capstone's characteristics.