Mah Nishtana Goes Tech

By: Mrs. Toby Kaplowitz, Ms. Elissa Hozore
from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

Categories:
Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking, Interdisciplinary Integration

Subject(s) of entry:
Computer Science, Halacha, Ivrit, Math

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, Constructivist, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
First

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
1, 2, 3, Elementary school

Over the course of last school year first graders learned the basics of coding using Scratch Jr. Each lesson in Scratch Jr. also included concepts that were taught elsewhere in the curriculum. The first graders extended their coding skills late last spring by programming our resident robots to travel to a designated spot and ask and answer the Mah Nishtana in the correct order as we had studied in class in preparation for Pesach.