Most Holy Trinity teachers were trained on how to use “Ozobots” this summer. Ozobots are small, smart toy robots that empower learners to code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds. Our students come down to work in the “Ozobot Zone” an area set aside in our multi-purpose room to work with the robots.
“They are very smart, very cool”,said third grader Sofia Castillo. On this particular day Sofia was partnered with Sophia Baza from Kindergarten. The girls agreed that having a partner helps. “My drawing wasn't working well, so Sofia helped me redo it” said Sophia Baza. “We made patterns of squiggly lines with different colors. It was fun to watch the Ozobot work” added Jayden Whitt.
Our students are develop different skills working with the Ozobots, including collaboration and higher order thinking. Math/Science Teacher Jolen Confer had her students working on a math project. “The students had to work in groups and were assigned geometric shapes with specific dimensions. They have to work together to create the shape and path that the Ozobot will follow. As they worked with it they became more creative with the shapes and patterns.”
As education increases emphasis on STEM activities, working with Ozobots is helping our students prepare for more complex skills. Most Holy trinity is continuously working to provide more challenging academic programs for our students.