Kari Binning's class of 6th & 7th grade English Language Learners (ELL) at MMW combines language comprehension skills with cutting edge robotics. Starting with reading appropriately leveled articles on robotics, students were able to put their knowledge to the test when they were given control of out actual robots from the HUB Maker Space.Over the course of multiple lessons, Lisa Reed visited the class and helped them explore three different types of robots from the Hub: Ozobots, Edison's and Spheros. Afterwards they were given the task of writing a compare and contrast review on the three robots.
"Doing hands on curriculum with real robots brings home what we've been reading about," said Binning. "They get to be creative and experience new technology."