After 75 minutes of stem challenges, our three colleagues had the opportunity to begin making specific curriculum links around the Arts and French as a Second Language (primary/junior). As they developed their own task cards they had questions around the following topics:
- Specific apps to use
- Accessibility to apps/ iPads,
- Brainstorming possible challenges in the classroom,
- Challenges with different curriculum areas,
- Language accessibility- what apps could be used in French?
Even though we limited the number of robots and activities we selected, it was still overwhelming for those new on board. As a result, at the end of planning for that afternoon, they suggested more planning time around the development and implementation of their task. Our next meeting has been pushed back by a week in order to allow some think time. It was important to reiterate even a small task would be sufficient.
A. Eaton, P. Roche, A. Porcari