Coded Tales

Although we use videos of local businesses and real world applications of coding on our events, we also like to fit the context with curriculum needs. Yes we learned to use some simple programs today, debugging them as necessary when they became more complex but we also created an opportunity for the children from Acklam Whin and St Joseph’s to embed their literacy skills into a task. Working at greater depth relies on creating a range of contexts in which learning in different subjects can be applied. Essentially our Dash robots today represented the character in a simple narrative and the task was to apply the skills in coding gained during the morning to a story that the robot could act out. Time was tight but I’ve included some snippets below to show how the children tried to create a basic story structure whilst simultaneously writing the code to fit. Rehearsal time was practically non existent so well done to the teams who managed to get anything presented.

And some snippets of the tales…

Posted on May 3, 2019, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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