This post’s video features elementary and junior high students working with robots. Physical computing supports all learners in exploring computational thinking practices and computer science concepts in creative ways. Physical computing is specifically intriguing because of its concrete connection between the “real” physical world and the virtual one.
The game design process is very similar to the iterative engineering process – IMAGINE, CREATE, IMPROVE. Our video features a game created by a 2nd grader, an app developed by a 3rd grader, and some students working with Ozobots, robots programmed with light. It has been wonderful to work with your children this week. Thank you.
Today’s video features students engaged in Robot Challenges!
Of course, robotics is just one element of computer science, as is coding. At its core, computer science is the study of how to use logical thinking to identify, simplify and solve complex problems. Young students can learn complex computer science concepts, especially when artificial barriers like programming syntax are out of the way.
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In today’s video, you will see how students work with our awesome Dash robots, and how we all get together at the end of the day to share our experiences and to celebrate our struggles and accomplishments.
The children are quite proud of their work, and the collaboration I witness is incredible.