Interactive Learning Program phase 3
During the month of August, and according to the agreed plan, our children joined the training courses as the following:
1. Board Game Design Workshop
12 children | 12 training hours
The training went through each step to create a fun and engaging game with ways to include, exploring design as a design practice and seeking to create meaningful play. The students were introduced to ways of looking at games, drawings, cards, preparing the questions and answers, characters movements, systems thinking, playtest and finished product based on feedback.
In this Workshop, the students introduced on how to create a board game (prototype stage) as a media to deliver science and history subjects and facilitate a meaningful learning process; in order to better engage our students and enhance their learning. On this basis we used game-based and project-based learning which has been shown to be the effective tool at teaching these.
2. Make Your Own Robot LEGO MINDSTORMS
10 children | 12 training hours
Main idea of this project is to increase awareness among society for science, harness the intelligence of our children beneficiaries, and foster creative minds. It actually concentrates on highlighting concepts of engineering, science, mathematics, technology, and arts.
Make Your Own Robot, training provides a scientific yet fun learning environment to the children. They can team up and work together to solve problems by building robots. Lego Mind storms Education Core set, a robotic kit is used for these activities. It consists of a set of Lego pieces in various shapes and sizes, with each of them having a specific name and function. There is also a set of advanced sensors, motors and special electrical connections. The key piece of the set is EV3 Brick, known as the brain of the robot. Using all these elements, children build their robots, program them, and execute the commands through EV3 software.
3. Tutoring classes
53 children | 48 training lessons
Classes of this month focused on algebraic equations, what and their symbols, types of algebraic equations, methods of solving linear equations and graphical representation of linear equation. Children was interactive and competitions between them on the board succeeds.
The class meant to improve students English speaking skills. Students were introduced to the basic grammar of nouns and verbs, and detailed applications for them.
Interactive approach of teaching shown by encouraging the children to participate actively, applying mixed methods such as introducing or revising topics with songs or small games in which the children are encouraged to ask each other questions and answer them.
- Potential difference, electric current, and simple electrical circuit and their applications
- The focal points, tensile strength and endurance, and was applied to the tent located in the office of Tarabot Center.
- The electric motor and the rotating electric coil
Students took music lessons and meet a music teacher for one-on-one training session. For vocal lessons, teachers show students how to sit or stand and breathe, and how to position the head, chest, and mouth for good vocal tone. For instrument lessons, teachers show students how to sit or stand with the instrument, how to hold the instrument, and how to manipulate the fingers and other body parts to produce tones and sounds from the instrument.