Coding and Lego Programming

Lego WeDo Robotics
Lego WeDo Robotics

Meanwhile…the girls and non dramatic boys in Ms. McLoughlin’s class concentrated on robotics.

We used programmable Lego to make our wheels spin and make noise.

We are already familiar with coding so we found this easy and fun.

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Learning to Code with Bee Bots
Learning to Code with Bee Bots

We are all able to programme the bee bots to go wherever we want them to go.

We really enjoy sending the bee bots on journeys across all the different mats and mazes.

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Bee Bot Programming
Bee Bot Programming

Our school has 6 new (technology) pupils!

They are called Bee Bots and look like this:

We can programme them to move around the classroom using the same commands that we use when we are doing computer programming.

We have nice mats that we can programme them to move around on.  It is great when we programme them correctly so that they go where we want them to go.

We can even build them a maze and have them travel through the maze to get to the goal at the end.  We will be very good at coding having played with the Bee Bots this year!

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Here’s an online Bee Bot Programming Game you can play on your computer:

And here’s a free App that you can use with your iPad:

Interesting Things
Interesting Things

Look at the wonderful painting.  Our class is so proud of the lovely art work!

Well done!

We made a really interesting construction from Lego during Golden Time today.

Scratch Programming Is So Cool!
Scratch Programming Is So Cool!

Today we had three marvelous volunteers from SAP.

They came to teach us how to use Scratch on our computers to make our own games.

It was so interesting and we really had fun.

We made a cat that could walk on the beach and talk to us, and a crab that could move up, down and sideways just by clicking the arrow keys.

We really want to do more Scratch.  We will do it on the school computers any time we have finished our work, and we can download it for free on our computers at home.  (Here’s the link mums and dads!!!~https://scratch.mit.edu/download Select button 2 and download the link that is suited to your system.)

Or try Scratch online without downloading anything at all:

Thanks so much Nina, Vivien and Mike for such a wonderful session today!

 

EU Code Week 2017
EU Code Week 2017

We really enjoyed EU Code Week 2017.

We tried some coding every day, and completed our Our of Code on Monday.

We even tried coding at home too.

Computer programming is fun!

Click on each of the pictures to see photos and videos from each day’s coding.