posted Sep 14, 2016, 9:04 PM by Parker Kelly
updated Oct 3, 2016, 9:59 PM
|La Entrada's 7/8 coding students were invaded by Bits of OzoBots! What are they you ask?|
- Bit is the world’s smallest smart robot.
- Builds both creativity and coding skills in ages 6 and
- Advance from basic color coding to intermediate block-based
- Works with computers, tablets and on color designed courses on paper!
While my class explored the OzoBots, we discovered how easy there were to set up and how they promoted experimentation. We set up the app on our iPads and then started "syncing" each them to the...screen! Afterwards, we watched them change colors as they moved across the screens of our iPads following courses we drew with our hands! During our 2nd and third days, we used our computers to access OzoBlockly so that we could program our 'bots using visual block codes (like Scratch). We had a lot of fun using the ShapeTracer and ShapeTracer 2 activities. The Ozo's even synced to the computer screen! It was very cool. On our last day we had each team race their bots on a variety of course and then used OzoBlockly to free program the robots to dance, change colors and move all over the classroom.And
the great thing about it was that they were nearly free (we have to pay
the postage to send them back...). How was this made possible? With CUE STEAMPunk!
(Computer Using Educators) STEAMPunk provides a variety of mobile labs
for schools to check out for a week, or more, and all they have to do is
blog about how they worked--like I am doing now ;) Some of their other
mobile labs include:
and more mobile labs are being assembled as we speak...If interested in getting a kit, you can go to the CUE website and look up STEAMPunk. Let me know if you need help!