Innovative Teachers VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TOUR Homepage Title BeeBot Story Boxes Objective/s To use the BeeBot box and it’s contents to aid transition from nursery then into school through all stages by transferring learned skills. To use the BeeBot together with a story to provide a cross curricular approach to learning. To use the BeeBot with other cross curricular approaches to develop a Curriculum for Excellence Creator/s Lorraine Munro, ICT Staff Tutor Early Years Date Feb 2008 Documents Web Links ICT Nursery/P1 Transition BeeBot Website Innovative Teachers VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TOUR About Learning Together in Dundee Background/ Rationale The background for this ICT Project was to find innovative ways in which to integrate ICT into the classroom. The BeeBot is an exciting new programmable floor robot, it’s simple and child friendly layout is a perfect starting point for teaching control, directional language and programming to young children but I also wanted to support learning across the curriculum. Using BeeBots are a fun way to support learning as I had already worked with these within the Primary 1 classroom. I decided to create a box which would incorporate many aspects of the curriculum but the context would be the story “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt” and using the BeeBot as the tool for delivering the intended learning. It is also hoped to use this to promote transition from nursery then into school through all stages, children bringing their learning with them through school. Documents BeeBot activity ideas Web Links Curriculum for Excellence Innovative Teachers VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TOUR People Learning Together in Dundee People Lorraine Munro, ICT Staff Tutor Early Years St Vincent’s Primary School, staff and children from the Nursery Class on into the middle stages of Primary School The first box for this Pilot Project is ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ Web Links St Vincent’s Primary School Innovative Teachers VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TOUR Project Learning Together in Dundee Project The Project involved creating a box that’s main context was a story. It was decided to begin with “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt”. I began by collecting as many resources as possible. I did this by sourcing the internet and found many resources for use across the curriculum. Within the box there is a pen drive with many resources to be used within the classroom. These include activities to promote reading, writing, literacy, maths, ICT, PE, PSED. These also included interactive white board activities. These are a list of resources that were created for the Box. Documents BeeBot Activity Sheet Web Links Sparklebox website Learning Intentions Useful Downloads Other Suggested Activities Innovative Teachers VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TOUR Impact Learning Together in Dundee Impact *Feedback from Staff has found that using the BeeBot has proved extremely beneficial when working with control and modelling. *Using the Story Box has given a context and they have seen how they can use the BeeBot and take it in other directions e.g. using it with different stories, developing different characters for the BeeBot. *The different activities in the box e.g. number line and sequence cards have supported learning across the curriculum. *Children will now have opportunities to explore learned skills throughout each stage of school. Documents Feedback from teachers at St Vincent’s Web Links Curriculum for Excellence Technologies Curriculum for Excellence Technologies Experiences & Outcomes Impact of Project in School MIICE evaluation Innovative Teachers VIRTUAL CLASSROOM TOUR Next Steps Learning Together in Dundee Next Steps The project has taken off well and other boxes have now been created. These include: Goldilocks and the Three Bears The Very Hungry Caterpillar Handa’s Surprise Oxford Reading Tree The Goldilocks box and Hungry Caterpillar box include resources and activities for use with Foreign Languages including a Photo Book which retells the story in French and Polish Documents Impact of ICT in Schools Blank Web Links MIICE Website Click here to view the contents of the Goldilocks box.