On Wednesday, April 28th, senior library practicum students at RCHS collaborated with 2nd graders at Roundstone Elementary School. The collaboration was a partnership established by two of our district’s librarians, Mrs. Cynthia Rogers (RES) and Ms. Joanie Alexander (RCMS). Both library media specialists have been working to incorporate more technology and coding into their library media centers. Through coding, students are introduced to computer science. Computational thinking helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic, and creativity. By beginning work with coding and computer science early, students are developing a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Through this partnership, library practicum students worked together to create their own lesson for RES students using Ozobots, small robots that move on a path from one location to another by reading lines and colors. The tiny robots are a great way to teach students how to program and to introduce what coding is and how it works. Two RCHS students, Alexa Bussell and Laurel Yates, were able instruct their lesson in-person at RES, while the rest of the class taught virtually, via Google Meet, from the RCHS Library. RES 2nd graders were introduced to coding for the first time through the use of Ozobots and participated in a fun lesson where they raced their Ozobots to the finish line using color codes.
We are so thankful to be able to work together across schools in our district to provide fun learning opportunities for our students!