Final Reflection

I believe that my best work from this course was from the robotics section. During this section, I was introduced to the mBot and gained an understanding on how to program the mBot. With the mBot, I was able to use my prior knowledge from playing a musical instrument to program the mBot to create music. Also, with my prior knowledge with using Scratch, I was able to understand the mBot codes as well as learn new codes that were not found in the Scratch program. From using mBot, I was able to experience many trial and errors which helped me better understand the functions of each mBot code and how they either worked or did not work together. During the mBot section, I completed the challenges with a group. We were able to use different skills to complete the challenges and it also gave us the opportunity to learn from each other.

Here is all the work from mBot.

One important aspect that I was able to take away from this course was learning how to use the tools we worked with this semester and apply them to my content area. In high school, not many of my social studies teachers used technology in class, so it was great learning new ways in which I can implement technology to make learning fun and meaningful. I also do not remember having any computer science courses in high school and if there were some, they were not advertised as much. Currently, some schools require students to take a computer science course and there has been a huge push for teachers to implement technology into their classrooms. Students are now growing up in a world surrounded by technology, so it is important for teachers to be able to create and support a digital classroom environment. By implementing technology into classes, students are able to build upon their problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. 

    • Gerald Ardito
      Gerald Ardito

      Lindsey,

      I enjoyed reading your reflection.

      This particularly resonated with me:

      One important aspect that I was able to take away from this course was learning how to use the tools we worked with this semester and apply them to my content area

      I look forward to seeing what you do with your students.

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