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Student, Nate Woody, at Heiman Elementary School was able to participate in a unique after-school activity funded through a grant from your donations. His teacher, Holly Kerkes, received a grant to create a Coding Club for students in 3rd-5th grade. Students use iPads to code their robots. Through a series of trial and errors, students are able to make thes robots drive, avoid obstacles, perform a series of dance moves, and talk to each other. The students may choose what they want their robots to do in a program that allows them to drag and drop different tasks and movements, press a play button, and their robot comes to life! The robots also have a series of tasks cards that challenge them to problem solve and maneuver obstacles. Students work in teams of 2-3, and are learning to work together to solve problems and win their challenge card.This is an extra-curricular club that students choose to attend.
“Coding Club is amazing. It allows kids to use trial-and-error to learn how to code two robots, Dot and Dash. My favorite part is working with the robots. We can code Dash to drive around the room and solve different challenges. One example of a challenge is coding Dash to drive around different obstacles!” – Nate Woody