We've really enjoyed having #HappyPlant at our school. It has enabled a group of young students to be excited about something that is quite different to their usual studies. The students have worked together brilliantly so it has helped them collaborate. They've been incredibly enthusiastic and that's been infectious across the whole school. It's got them to think; is there a different way to learn this, to do this, to approach this? Is there a different solution? Happyplant has encouraged students, in groups, to think differently and think about exciting ways they can showcase their work.
I was very happy the students started learning new things together. The #HappyPlant challenge brought lots of different elements of the curriculum together like social studies, science. They learned about photosynthesis, about how plants grow and what plants need. They learned how to communicate with people and they learned computing. When they begun #HappyPlant they had no idea how to code and they learnt these new things really quickly. It was a great experience for them and a great experience for me.
The collaboration the students have to use to code the plant is a great way for the students to get along and to work with each other. Happy plant creates a positive environment in the classroom and obviously in the school.
The happy plant challenge is a really positive thing because it allows children to think about their future in someway.The sustainability, environment and all these factors are growing in. It allows the students to develop their skills in programming. #HappyPlant built on more than one skill set. This #HappyPlant project allowed them to collaborate and get to know each other on a different level while working towards a single goal.
As an experienced practitioner in Phenomenon-Based Learning in Finland, I am always on the lookout for innovation in my field. I liked #HappyPlant because it excited the students and engaged boys and girls equally and they learnt to code so quickly, it made me feel like a master. Selfishly, I think the best thing is all the resources - I didn't have to spend any time organising lesson plans assessments or activities.
Are you ready for engaged, happy and motivated students?