The Importance of Tinkering: Robotics and Coding
We have been exploring a variety of robotics and coding tools in the Learning Commons. Students are highly interested and motivated to ‘play’ with technology that they have not used before. I introduced the tools with only loose guidelines so that the students would have the opportunity to figure them out independently or in their small groups.
The 5/6 class needed to explore the items for two 50 minute blocks before they were ready to start to create programs. By the end of the second block they began to have a better understanding of the potential of the robots and this would not have been possible if they had not had the opportunity to tinker and play before beginning the programming.
— Anna Crosland (@crosland_a) May 4, 2017
— Anna Crosland (@crosland_a) May 10, 2017
— Anna Crosland (@crosland_a) May 11, 2017