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 <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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.


Joe Bertelloni
Library Media Specialist


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