Coding with Blue-Bots

Blue-Bot floor robots are designed to explore computational thinking. They are controlled with either push buttons, through an app or via bluetooth using a tactile reader. This hands on tool encourages students to develop the skills to create an algorithm using a series of directional arrow tiles that they place in sequence from left to write. Just like when we read. In term two our Technology Co-ordinator, Miss Kylie Tomat, visited the Grade 2 team to introduce the Blue-Bot robots. Students completed unplugged activities to develop their skills to write a series of instructions for their robot to move. This is the beginnings of learning to write code by developing a programming script. Students trialed their code to see if it worked and experienced 'debugging' as they made changes to perfect their code. The final session was celebrated with an interactive floor game that the students designed.