In RoboBlockly, students program a robot using a user-friendly drag-and-drop method. Students will complete basic problem solving to move a robot or multiple robots. After the Hour of Code students may visit the Playground to build and save their own unique code.
It will take students about an hour to get through all 8 activities and related video lessons. However, we believe that students should be able to learn at their own pace, and encourage you to give students additional time if needed to complete the activities or make it clear that they don't need to finish the entire set of activities.
Go through the Hour of Code activities yourself so that you are familiar with what your students will be experiencing. The Teacher Resource Packet contains all the activities and solutions for the Hour of Code.
When using RoboBlockly in class, first demonstrate to students how to navigate and use the RoboBlockly website. There are Video Tutorials, along with a self-guided interactive non-video tutorial to help familiarize your students will the different functionalities of RoboBlockly. Help students get excited about Hour of Code by inspiring students and discussing how computer science impacts every part of our lives. As a class, list things that use code in everyday life, or discuss different ways technology impacts our lives etc.
Use drag-and-drop programming to generate your own Ch code. Use this code to run virtual and hardwired Linkbot and Lego Mindstorms NXT/EV3 robots.
Teacher Resources: Hour of Code Teacher Resource Packet
Recommended Grade Level: Grade 4 and above
Technology Requirements: Modern browsers on computers, laptops, tables, or smartphones.
Pre-requisite Math Skills:
Other Teacher Resources:
The following two textbooks in PDF files are freely available and distributed with C-STEM Studio.