A pretty great lesson where large amounts of learning, laughter and fun of machines doing some pretty weird things.
|The kit, Edison Robots and LEGO|
|Year 13 working along side Year 9 and 10 exploring the edison robot and potential uses|
The edison robots provided a good platform for students to learn how to develop and test ideas as part of the Computational Thinking Progress Outcome today. Having an opportunity to work in pairs to design a way for the pen to be held on the robot through to programming and testing the ideas out. Students were required to develop three patterns with their time today. This gave them the opportunity to try out different ideas. We used the the EdWare programming where just in time learning supported students to develop code, figure out how to upload the code to the edison robot and also trouble shoot fail codes. It is amazing how many of the students had there volume turned to mute.
We are continuing to use these for the next couple of weeks. The reason is that want students to develop cultural patterns using computers.