Students K-5 began working with Dash the robot this past week, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future as we explore how technology is used to improve people's lives!
The focus of this unit is How can technology create equity and help improve quality of life? In order to unpack that big idea, we had to talk about Global Goal #10, Reduced Inequalities, and the ideas of equity and equality.
We first talked about students noticed about these photos and the difference between Equality and Equity. The students were very astute and quickly noticed how equity makes sure everyone is successful, rather than equality, which gives everyone the same help regardless of if they need it or if it is enough.
Mrs. Newton also shared this image with us, which shows all three people successful just as they are, because the systemic barrier has been removed. That's the idea behind Global Goal #10, Reduced Inequalities for everyone.
After that really insightful conversation, students were given opportunities in groups to explore how to use Dash and manipulate their robots effectively. This week we will continue this work with obstacle courses!
It was a couple of great afternoons with lots of laughs and smiles. and this week should be just as fun and full of learning! Soon we will begin researching how technology improves people's lives, and the students will learn to program Dash to assist others. Can't wait!