Our staff was recently able to learn how to code robots with some of the students at Heiman Elementary School. Grant recipient, Holly Kerkes, used her funds to create a Coding Club for students in 3rd-5th grade. Her students were eager to show us how they use their iPads to talk to two robots, Dot and Dash. Through a series of trial and errors, students are able to make these 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.
Thank you for inviting us in to your class, Mrs. Kerkes!