Robotics and Coding

Posted by JENNIFER JINNETTE on 5/27/2016 10:00:00 AM

My class was very interested in using a robot to start learning how to code.  As a kindergarten teacher, I was not sure if there was any materials to teach this to 5 year olds.  I found Dot and Dash.  They are two robots that talk to each other and work together.  I purchased all the parts for around $300.00.  The apps were free so all I needed was an ipad.  This experience has been wonderful.  My students have collaborated together to learn how to code these robots to move around a track, play a instrument, and talk.  I am planning on purchasing more robots and having them available in the Makerspace room so that students can work on coding while waiting on their turn to 3D print.  I am also going to use the handheld scanners to scan the students' heads to 3D print game pieces for math in the fall.  This will give my students their very own pawn for the school year.  Dot and Dash with ipad         Dot and Dash with supplies   3D printed head