Last week, the children learned to do simple computer programming (coding) by using a robot called a Beebot. The children thought critically, planned, used directionality, counted and used their number sense. They also worked collaboratively by reflecting on and solving problems as they arose.
Initially, the children needed to understand programming by being the Beebot. First, they programmed their friends to go forward, backward, turn right or turn left with picture cards. Once the children were comfortable programming each other, they tried an App on the ipad called ‘Beebots’. The children then transferred these skills to an actual Beebot and made the Beebot go to different shapes on a grid map.