This week students throughout Vermont joined students around the world participating in HOUR OF CODE, as Vermont schools set aside an HOUR for students to participate in a learning activity that exposed students to computer science. To see what Hour of Code looked like in Vermont, check out Vermont’s participation documented at http://thinkaboutcode.blogspot.com
But wait - now that we got these students all excited - how are we doing to leverage that excitement and motivate them to learn BEYOND an hour of code. There are lots of opportunities including online curriculum for mini-courses offered by Code.org, CS-FIRST.com, Khan Academy, and more. And here’s one more Vermont grown opportunity for our students - Robot Rodeo!
Robot Rodeo will give students in Vermont a chance to apply what they have learned during Hour of Code and expand on it by hosting a traveling robot for a month and training the robot to perform a stunt (using code) for an upcoming Robot Rodeo later this spring.
Watch Mallets Bay Elementary School Fifth Graders
share their Robots Training as they help
announce Vermont Robot Rodeo
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