The company CoSpaces did a Google Hangout interview with my tech students! Read about how our stduents integrated literature, (coding) programming and VR in the tech studio during March Is Reading Month. I created the picture header that company used for the blog post about my students. Check out the blog post at CoSpaces Blog post link
Reading is all around us. Technology is all around us. So I thought why not have my students create their own virtual reality environment based on their favorite novel? Based on their favorite novel students could code items to create “action” in their CoSpaces environment to demonstrate their learning about their book and provide evidence of growth in learning coding by creating digital content! This could be a learning and growing opportunity for my students. They will get to share with the world, what they've created and provide evidence of learning as far as how proficient are they becoming with learning to code and students will also get to share details about their favorite novel! CoSpaces is a great tool to use to integrate with most academic subjects that the regular education classroom teachers cover with their students. The bonus is that it fulfills several ISTE standards and common core standards!
In agreement with my educator friend Toutoule Ntoya when he shared his thoughts about the future of STEM, we don’t know what the future of tech holds for us, but I’m pretty sure that STEM will still be a part of the future. What my students have done with CoSpaces is STEM and the use of digital content and the creation of digital content in our society will not go away. It will continue to permeate our society. We have to prepare all students today to be creators of digital content not just consumers of digital content currently and in the future! Make today a creative day!