Unit 13: "Hands On" Coding
The 'magic" of coding happens when young learners discover the power of controlling and problem solving. Hands on coding is loads of fun and offers maximum engagement. We have provided starter resources for Sphero which has become the most popular codable classroom robot. To the right are some starter videos.
Description: is a spherical robot toy, capable of rolling around, and controlled by a smartphone or tablet. There are two versions of the Sphero (1.0 and 2.0). The company also makes the BB-8 toy robot based on the droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as a cylindrical toy called the Ollie, and SPRK, an essential for academics for its transparent design.
Where to buy: Click here
Additional YouTube videos: Click here
Mission: To program Sphero to achieve the following:
5. A video could be made about Sphero's roadtrip
- Follow, describe and represent a sequence of steps and decisions (algorithms) needed to solve simple problems.
- Apply coding to manipulate the movements of a robotic object.