Third graders at Moses Brown learn about the internet, and how to be a safe and responsible digital citizen. With MacBook Pro laptops, iPads, Google Drive, and G Suite for Education, they have a robust suite of hardware and software to help them with regular coding assignments. A Digital Passport (through Common Sense Media) helps them understand how to use these skills safely in a digitally-connected environment.
They use Lego Simple and Powered Machines base sets to tackle design and engineering challenges. Working in teams, each child takes responsibility for designing (and re-designing) part of a model and giving and receiving feedback to teammates to create the strongest possible final product. This hones not only their design and engineering skills, but their abilities to communicate and collaborate, which are critical for 21st-century success. And in addition to class work, they have access to Moses Brown’s 5,000-square-foot Y-Lab, a maker space open to everyone in the Moses Brown community that serves as a home for tinkerers, inventors, and entrepreneurs of any age.Inquire