Student Technology Showcase

Technology at Plymouth Elementary School

This Spring, Plymouth Elementary students learned about the Engineering and Design Process and used it to create and design some projects of their own within our "Creating and Design Unit."

Students in kindergarten learned about and explored the properties of a closed circuit.Our kindergarteners used what they learned to design and create their own working circuits using copper tape, led lights and cell batteries to take home.


First grade students reviewed what they knew about closed circuits and learned about the 3-D printing process.Students learned to use the morphi app to create and design their own 3-D projects to take home on our brand new Ultimaker 3-D printer!



Students in second grade used what they knew about closed circuits to use Makey-Makey kits with school laptops to learn about testing circuits with conductive and non-conductive materials.Our second graders collaborated with one another to use what they learned to create and design working game controllers with Makey-Makey.



Third graders at Plymouth Elementary put all of their knowledge of closed circuits to the test and deepened their understanding of the Engineering and Design Process to build with Little Bits.Students worked together in small teams to design and create Little Bits modules that would solve suggested real-world problems in the classroom.

All links to websites available to students who are interested in continuing their technology skills at home can be found within the "Links and Resources" tab under "Web Apps."


Students of Plymouth Elementary participated in a brand new robotics unit this year! This unit was focused on helping students apply what they learned within the introductory coding unit this past fall. Students operated and communicated with robots using ipads and what they learned about computer commands and program-building within a framework that encouraged and developed their skills in peer collaboration.

Students in kindergarten and first grade explored and built programs using color codes with ozobots.





Students in second grade operated and built programs in code for Dash robots.



Third grade students continued to develop their coding skills and computer science vocabulary through their exploration, operating and program-building skills with the SPRK Sphero robot. We are so very proud of our terrific technicians and can't wait to see what else they accomplish this year to make Plymouth proud!


All links to websites available to students who are interested in continuing their coding skills at home can be found within the "Links and Resources" tab under "Web Apps."

Students of Plymouth Elementary participated in a unit focused on introductory computer programming and coding skills, with an emphasis on the five-step engineering design process, this fall. Students in kindergarten were introduced to coding, commands and
program-building within the collaborative use of the "Daisy the Dinosaur" program.



Students in first and second grade explored and built programs within the "Kodable" program while learning about debugging, conditions, loops and functions within computer code,
flexing their problem-solving skills.





Third grade students continued to develop their coding skills and computer science
vocabulary through their introduction to the "Scratch" platform, in which they designed and
built collaborative programs in code. Every Plymouth student also had the opportunity to participate in the international program, "Hour of Code" this fall. We are so very proud of our terrific technicians and can't wait to see what else they accomplish this year to make Plymouth proud!



All links to websites available to students who are interested in continuing their coding skills at home can be found within the "Links and Resources" tab under "Web Apps."

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