Coding and Lego Programming

Coding with LEGO WeDo 2.0 and Wonder Dots
Coding with LEGO WeDo 2.0 and Wonder Dots

We have LEGO WeDo 2 Kits at school.

We can use these kits to make different models, then programme them to move using our class iPad.

Today was just an introductory day.  Teacher explained each step while we were making and programming the model.  Next time we won’t need teacher’s help.  We will be able to do everything by ourselves.

We also had a very quick introduction to our Wonder Dot, which we can also programme using the iPad.

We can’t wait to use our Wonder Dots by ourselves in our next session.

Bee Bots
Bee Bots

We are doing a lot of coding this week for Code Week.

Today we programmed Bee Bots.  This is very simple coding but it is fun and it gives us a really good base for learning more difficult coding.

Learning to Code with SAP
Learning to Code with SAP

We had some really nice people from SAP (Bruno, Thais, Helinna and Cathal) to teach us how to code.

We used a programme called Scratch, which you can download for free and use on your home computers.

Here are the links:

We really enjoyed making Hallowe’en games in our Scratch Coding.  Each game was individual and different.

 

Coding with Kodable and Angry Birds
Coding with Kodable and Angry Birds

We are celebrating EU Code Week this week by trying out some coding each day.

We are inviting another class to join us at each session.

We find some really good coding programmes to help us at our level from:

Our coding for today was with the programme Kodable.

This programme is really easy and we had a lot of fun getting our little furry guy out of the maze each time.

We also did some coding from The Hour of Code with Angry Birds.

We are really getting the hang of coding.

Why not try this at home?

LEGO WeDo
LEGO WeDo

We have new LEGO WeDo kits in school.  Today we got our kits organised and ready to use.

We are really looking forward to programming and coding with LEGO.

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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