February 2, 2018—Today, students in Cissy Burns' first-grade class at Onaway met their long-time fourth-grade Google Hangout pals from Anne DiFranco's class at Citizens Academy. The two groups have had virtual meetings since November, swapping knowledge about coding, programming, robotics and the engineering design process. To date, the first graders have written more than 5,000 lines of code.
Students broke into small groups—one expert fourth-grade programmer to three first-grade students—to program, build and race Lego robots. The collaboration was all about inquiry, thinking, being knowledgeable, and communicating. Just another example of IB in action at Shaker Schools!