Springboro Teacher Incorporates Virtual Student In Robotics Lab
Teachers have had to make adjustments with some students still learning virtually. One teacher who Rory Korzan, who teaches chemistry and AP Physics at Springboro High School. He was still able to do a robotics lab despite the changes. In addition to being a lesson of academic significance, Korzan said it is also a lesson that students enjoy.
The robotics lab allowed students to use robots to set up a transistor circuit with a diode and a relay. "We just wanted two lights to blink back and forth," he said, adding that the students wired it to get an idea of how the circuits work.
Korzan has one student enrolled in his AP Physics class who is learning virtually. He took a robot to the student's house to allow him to participate along with the rest of the class. "I put all the pieces in a plastic bag for him and made sure everything was disinfected," Korzan said. This allowed the virtual student to have the things he needed to participate in the robotics lab.
Teachers at Springboro are currently using Google Meet for students who have chosen a virtual option to still participate in class sessions. Korzan said he uses Google Meet for his classes and he thinks it is important for students to be able to interact with one another. He said students can also use Google Breakouts for labs, adding that students are even able to ask questions.