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Bee-Bots in BPS. Haruna Hosokawa Felicia Vargas TechBoston/ Office of Instructional and Information Technology Boston Public Schools. Background. ~2010 Began pilot in several schools 2010-2013 ~120 teachers trained through school-based and centralized trainings

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bee bots in bps
Bee-Bots in BPS

Haruna HosokawaFelicia Vargas

TechBoston/Office of Instructional and Information Technology

Boston Public Schools

background
Background
  • ~2010 Began pilot in several schools
  • 2010-2013 ~120 teachers trained through school-based and centralized trainings
  • June 2011 Included in the Robotics Olympics
  • SY 2013-14 Included in K2 curriculum; District-wide PD for over 100 K2 teachers
  • Currently ~240 bee-bots in about 180 classrooms (K2~G2)
what do students learn
What do students learn?
  • Pre-programming skills
    • problem solving
    • combining commands to create a longer program
  • Reinforce concepts on the mats
    • alphabet, number sense, vocabulary, maps, shapes, colors, science, etc…
    • measurement
    • left & right; cardinal directions
http bostonherald com business technology technology news 2014 06 students learn with bee bots
http://bostonherald.com/business/technology/technology_news/2014/06/students_learn_with_bee_botshttp://bostonherald.com/business/technology/technology_news/2014/06/students_learn_with_bee_bots