Another busy day here at Inspire2Learn with pupils from Acklam Whin and Newcomen Primaries taking part in one of our robotic coding days. We have built up a fair range of coding resources here at I2L both for our own events and for schools to borrow and days like these are an opportunity to showcase a range of approaches. The fabulous @WonderWorkshop robots Dash and Cue featured heavily today in various guises along with the amazing range of resources that make up the Swift Playgrounds that are found on every Apple device. The pupils adapted to each different way of working magnificently and it was clear that challenging them to think algorithmically in such a range of contexts really helped to embed the key ideas. Alongside this is always the development of teamwork skills. I challenged the pupils in some session to work in slightly larger groups. This meant that they HAD to work collaboratively in situations where they perhaps would have wanted to just forge on with their own ideas. Speaking to the teachers they were appreciative of our approach and my constant reference to it when introducing and reviewing the challenges.
Marvel at their skills: