Physical Coding The Dance Game

COA 16 P1.mp4

Make Codey Rockey Dance

COA 16 P2.mp4

Direct Instruction

This lesson is in two video. It was all filmed in one day but I felt it needed to be in two parts to show the connection between physical coding with our bodies and what we did with the robot.

The learning intentions for this lesson were We are learning to write code using if then statements, we are learning to create a dance using a range of simple movements and we are learning to test our code to see if it works.

This lesson looks at elements of coding both physically and digital. The idea is for learners to understand the statement and what it mean for them as the 'robot' before coding the robot itself. They are also learning to work together and help each other. Please note we currently only have one Codey Rockey (by Makeblock) robot so this lesson was conducted as a pull out group to be fair to the rest of the class as their were not enough robots for all to be involved at this stage.

Extended plan here

Reflection

This lesson was so fun to teach. The children loved every minute as did I. We had so much fun dancing together and then making the robot dance. As it was a pull out lesson due to only having one robot it meant I could do so much with the group.



Class Site Content

Walt:

  • We are learning to write code using if then statements.
  • We are learning to create a dance using a range of simple movements.
  • We are learning to test our code to see if it works.

Instructions

Videos

Watch the videos to help you understand what code is and what dance dance revolution is.

iMovie

Create a short movie explaining the code you made, what it did and how you felt making it and watching it run.

Learner Generated Content

Clarelle Carruthers

Clarelle.carruthers@manaiakalani.org


Manaiakalani Education Trust

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Auckland, New Zealand