Hi Joe,

If you haven't already purchased the Arduino units you might consider
looking into Pico boards instead. My experience with Arduino with younger
students was that it was a little too much for many of them. Now I want to
admit that it could have been because we didn't have age-appropriate
projects for them or that they didn't have much at all in prior experience
with electricity or that I didn't have enough experience with them myself.
Nevertheless, it's something to think about.

If you have already purchased them I'd just encourage you to really look
into finding appropriate projects to start with for kids that young.


/\/\ ark

*Mark Kline, M.Ed.*

*Director of Technology*
*White River Valley Supervisory Union*

*What an individual can learn, and how he s/he learns it, depends on what
models s/he has available.*
*          - Seymour Papert, in Mindstorms*

On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 10:00 AM, Joe Bertelloni <
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> Hi all
> Does anyone have any advice/experience teaching arduino to 5th graders?  I
> have a background in C++ and am comfortable with the language, but any help
> would be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Joe
> --
> Joe Bertelloni
> Library Media Specialist