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Code Using Robots 1 - Term 3 (Weekends in Jul-Aug)

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Como Primary School

29 Thelma Street

Como, Western Australia 6152

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This fun packed, interactive introductory course to coding for beginners uses visual programming language (or block coding) to control a Sphero robot. The workshops are further enhanced by STEM concepts that are integrated with the coding activities to illustrate the practical application of the knowledge and concepts learnt along the way and in real life.

The workshops were design to be fun, engaging and challenging. It covers the basics of reasoning and logical thought (the step-by-step processes of coding) but more importantly to engage and build on their critical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills. The structured workshop content also ensures progressive learning and application of new skills in each session; as well as highlight the connection to math and science knowledge learnt (or learning) from school.

Suitable for ages 7 to 12. This workshop runs for 1.5 hours once a week on Saturday's from 1PM to 2:30PM over 4 weeks commencing on 22 July, then 29 July, 5 August and concluding on 19 August 2017 (excludes 12 August).

Week 1 - Introduction to coding concepts, technology, block coding, Sphero robots, the App and compass use. Learning areas include spacial awareness, navigation, logic, math and geometry.

Week 2 - Coding activities and games integrated with STEMs to highlight linear relationships between time, speed and distance concepts. Learning areas include logic, math, physics and computer science concepts, critical thinking and problem solving.

Week 3 - Introduction to LOOPs. Commence obstacle Race Course design and coding. Learning areas include measuring, math, physics, computer science and engineering concepts, critical thinking and problem solving.

Week 4 - Participants build, measure, survey, test, race and perfect their codes on the Race Course.

Parents, particularly with younger children, are encouraged to attend and/or participate with their children but not essential. Each participant is assigned an individual robot to use during the workshops. Learning materials are provided. Workshops are limited to 12 participants.

REQUIREMENTS

BYO iPad/iPod/iPhone/Android/Kindle device. Note compatibility with devices as follows:

  • iOS - Requires iOS 8+. iPad 2 does not support Bluetooth Smart robots
  • Android - Requires 4.4+. Some 4.4+ devices do not support Bluetooth Smart robots
  • Kindle - Requires Fire OS 5.0+ running on Kindle Fire 2015, Fire HD 6, Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 10
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29 Thelma Street

Como, Western Australia 6152

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