Daniel Taylor

STEM Teacher Leader - Buzz Aldrin Middle School

Montclair, NJ

The Finch has been a mainstay in our electives for three years.  It began as an initiative for an all-school, Computer Science Education Week activity in 2013. It was a tremendous hit and we quickly realized that this was an easy and very enjoyable way for students to be introduced to coding, computing, and computer science.  We now use the Finch for a course named Game Design with Robots and we have used it as a peer education tool in some of our elementary schools as a means to start children early on the topic of computer science.  Our students really enjoy the opportunity to create a board game and share their work with others.  You can see more information about this class and much more by visiting our STEM Website.