K+ (Ages 4+)
40 minutes per lab
Unit Essential Question(s)
- How can I use the 123 Robot to support the development of self-regulation?
The following concepts will be covered throughout this Unit:
- The behaviors of the 123 Robot can be connected to human behaviors.
- How to explain the connection between how I feel and my behavior.
- That I can use a sequence of robot behaviors to represent human behaviors.
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Unit Standards will be addressed in every Lab within the Unit.
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K.6: Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
How Standard is Achieved: In Lab 1, students describe behaviors they see when the 123 Robot is acting out of control, and the behaviors children would need to have in order to successfully participate in story time. They use language to describe the connection of human behaviors to possible robot behaviors. During Share, students explain their reasoning when choosing Coder cards for their robot’s behavior. In Lab 2, students discuss sequencing multiple behaviors into more complex “Calm Down Codes”, clearly expressing their understanding of what it means to ‘calm down’, and how their own behaviors connect to those of the 123 Robot.
Standard name: International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
ISTE (3) Knowledge Constructor: Students critically curate a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others.
How Standard is Achieved: In this Unit, students will use their 123 Robot to create projects that reflect their calm down behaviors, that can be used to help students practice those behaviors for themselves. Lab 1, students use Coder cards to create a sequence connecting human behaviors to robot behaviors. In Lab 2, students build on this, creating a more complex sequence representing a series of calm down behaviors for their robot to perform.