Wednesday, June 20, 2018

How do young students program robots?

This item (below), taken from a message in my in-box this morning from, SPHERO EDU (student robotics organization)... It gives a fun, clear view of how students can program robots. Here we see the use of the programming 'language' SCRATCH, which takes a graphic approach, with kids moving things around their screens as they would move building blocks around on a table top. There are numerous other such 'graphically oriented languages'. This video, though, I think is a very good illustration of a very good approach to teaching kids how to do something important in a relatively easy and fun way!

Scratch: The what and why
Scratch is the most popular block programming language in the world, and we integrated their open source library into Sphero Edu so it can be a better experience for more learners. For users familiar with our existing blocks canvas, don’t worry, the layout is similar and organized the same way, and we think you’re going to love the improvements.

A similar video below about the use of SCRATCH to program LEGO Robots

Click on book cover for information

Click on book cover for information
Getting Started with LEGO Robotics. Anyone who works with kids can do LEGO Robotics, a rich and highly motivating platform for important STEM Learning! (surprisingly affordable, too) This books explains it all!

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