This is 'Iolani School

This is 'Iolani School

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Intro to "Hour of Code" Activities

With the "Hour of Code" next week, we wanted to get the kindergarten through 6th grade students familiar with coding. We set up a 12 x 12 grid (3x3 feet squares), place obstacle in certain squares and created a type of maze. The object is for the students to get in groups of 2...on will be a "robot" and the other a "programmer". It is the job of the programmer to give verbal only directions to the robot and guide them through the maze the a target on the opposite side. Once they reach the target, the programmer gets a token (made on the laser cutter) and the students switch rolls and start again. For the 3rd-6th grade, we added a degree of difficulty and have the robot blind folded.

It's a kinesthetic activity to help the students understand coding. We followed a StarWars theme (like Hour of Code) and printed various "Darkside" figures on the laser cutter.

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