Increase STEM Classroom Engagement with Ozobot Curriculum

Bring Coding and Robotics to Your Classroom with Ozobot Curriculum

Have you heard the buzz about Ozobot’s latest instruction materials? It’s time to get excited because we’ve launched an updated version of the printed introduction series specifically for Color Codes and Ozobot Blockly to incorporate coding and robotics in the classroom. Whether you’re a seasoned Ozobot pro or just starting to delve into the world of programming with your students, these new resources are here to make your life easier and your teaching more engaging!

Let’s dive into what’s in store with Ozobot’s Student Portfolios and Teacher Guides. These gems provide a step-by-step introduction to programming that lays a solid foundation for using Ozobot effectively in your classroom and increasing classroom engagement. The sequence of video lessons in the Introduction to Color Codes series and Introduction to Ozobot Blockly series forms the backbone of this instruction.

But what exactly do these Student Portfolios offer? Well, they’re more than just your average lesson plan from the Ozobot Classroom Lesson Library. Each lesson is broken down into manageable sections:

Getting Started:

Activate your students’ prior knowledge with an activity that introduces the topic of each chapter.

Time to Explore (video lesson):

This section guides students to the video instruction using a public URL accessible on any device with a web browser.

Check Your Understanding:

Fun activities like word searches, crossword puzzles, and more solidify the information from the previous video section.

Code Challenge:

Students get hands-on, creating their own programs incorporating the focus concepts of the lesson.

Debugging Challenge:

Problem-solving time! Students tackle various issues that may occur and learn to troubleshoot like pros.

Reflection Time:

The Ozobot Blockly Portfolios include questions for reflection after each lesson, allowing students to record their thoughts and feelings about their learning journey.

Benefits for Teachers:

  • No more printing hassles: Many schools have limits on printing, but the Portfolios eliminate the need for copies.
  • Neat and organized: Materials are bound, so no more loose activity sheets to keep track of.
  • Time-saving prep: Your prep time shrinks to a fraction of what it would take to print and organize pages.
  • In-depth study: Offers a deeper dive into each introductory topic.
  • Flexible learning: Can be used for whole-class instruction or individual-paced learning.
  • Pacing: Allows for a full semester of study with one-hour sessions once a week.
  • Curriculum funding: Utilize a different funding pool than hardware costs.

Benefits for Students:

  • Showcase learning: Provides a way for students to display what they’ve learned.
  • All-in-one: All materials are conveniently in one place.
  • Individual pace: Students can work at their own speed for deeper understanding.

Who is it for?

  • Classroom teachers: Developmentally appropriate options for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.
  • STEAM teachers: Perfect for those who want a dedicated Ozobot coding unit.
  • After-school programs: Students can progress individually with all materials in hand. 

So, if you’re ready to master innovative classroom technology with Ozobot and make coding come alive in your classroom, the Introduction to Color Codes and Introduction to Ozobot Blockly Student Portfolios are your new best friend. Happy coding!

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