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OZOBoT

Love these little robots.

 

The OZOBOT site has great tutorials and lesson ideas. You can code the OZOBOT in using colour markers or using block coding with OzoBlocky

 

CREATE ADVENTURES AND GAMES FOR OZOBOT TO EXPLORE.

Begin by learning Ozobot’s simple color language as you draw mazes, paths, intersections and create entire worlds to explore puzzling playgrounds, fast tracks and intricate labyrinths. with colour markers.

 

USE BLOCK CODING FOR FULL CONTROL

OzoBlockly gives you the power to fully control your Ozobot's movement and behavior. Powered by Google’s Blockly, OzoBlockly offers five modes from Pre-Reader with icon-based blocks to Master with support for many low-level functions and advanced programming concepts. It has something for everyone!

 

WATCH

OZOBOT Promo

OZOBOT Engineering in 3D

 

CREATE A STORY MAP

1. Create a story map – plan it out so you know where the robot will stop spin, or speedup.

2. Draw your story map with illustrations and coding in the tracks.

3. Include at least 2 of the following

Tornado: A command to spin around twice at increasing speed, then continue following the line in the same direction.

Zigzag: A command to sway right-left-right-left while moving forward, then continue moving straight.

Spin: A command to spin around twice at a consistent speed, then continue following the line in the same direction.

Win/Exit (Play Again): A command to perform a “success” animation, then continue to follow the line

 

CHALLENGE

4. Write a script for your story map.

5. Film OZOBOT on your story map and read the script as a voice over.

 

STORY MAPS FOR INSPIRATION

Baby Snail Story (1m)

Alligator Story Narrated  (1m)

Pirate Story Narrated  (1.42)

 

HOUR of CODE

THE HOUR OF CODE

The Hour of Code is officially from 3-7 December, but you can do the hour of code at anytime throughout the year. Code the Dance Party, or even do the Unplugged Dance Party. Or choose from a variety of coding options including Minecraft. Great videos and teacher's notes.

 

What is a MICRO:BIT?

The micro:bit is a small programmable device that can do a wide range of things, from saying hi with the LED display to controlling a robot with the GPIO pins. It's easy to play around with and you can see the effects of the code pretty quickly.

It’s fully programmable from www.microbit.org using five different programming languages; Code kingdoms’ JavaScript, The Microsoft block editor, Microsoft touch develop, Python and Microsoft BXT. It even has a Bluetooth smart antenna to connect to smart phones and tablets. Also, it’s equipped with lots of sensors like an accelerometer and a compass.

 

BBC micro:bit - Get ready for a new generation of makers Watch the Video

How to get Started with Micro:bit

Micro:bit Teaching Resources

Make a variety of simple coding projects and take a look at the videos of the final result

 

SCRATCH Jnr

Coding for young children

Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. Free app for iPad

 

 

 

This 12-year-old kid learned to code on Codecademy, built 5 apps, and is speaking at SXSW. this s a great story and truly inspirational for kids starting for code.

 

Learn to Coder Interactively for FREE at Codecademy.  Sign up online. The lessons are simple and easy to follow. Or Download the Codecademy APP for iPad which is also FREE Learn Java script, Python, html, etc.

 

HoPSCOTCH CODING

Is another great coding app which is well designed and easy to learn for everyone. It is available for FREE download at iTunes

 

CoDE.ORG

Learn to Code - Guided activities

 

 

 

 

 

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