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Bee-Bot Bop

This workshop will empower students to "bee" confident to complete coding challenges independently.

Students will understand the fundamentals of coding and how robots work by programming a virtual bee robot and getting it to complete a series of challenges.

Students are introduced to computational thinking through offline coding. Students will discuss coding as a language and learn how to write and to follow a code using symbols. With these coding skills, students will be presented with a series of challenges and program a virtual bee robot to solve them.

Grade Levels

Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4

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Availability

  • Monday - Friday, 9:30am, 11:00am or 1:30pm
  • October 2022 - December 2022

Language

  • English

Additional Information

General Tech-Up Workshop Information

Bee Bot Bop Specific Information

  • Each student will need an iPad (preferable) or a laptop with Internet access with a webpage open at https://beebot.terrapinlogo.com/ or https://tinyurl.com/beebotonline
  • Note: the arrows used are forwards, backwards, left, and right.
  • Students will also need a pencil and a coding sheet (attached as a pdf to this web page, please print out enough copies to give to your students) or scrap paper to write out their work. Writing out their code on the sheet provided will better facilitate success in the challenges.

Continue on Your Adventure!

  • Try additional challenges on the Bee Bot emulator using mats that were not used during the workshop.
  • There are opportunities for incorporating coding with subjects like math and language arts among these additional mats. For example, students can use the School mat as an alternative method of storytelling.
  • Create your own challenges using a similar emulator with Gracie Codes.
  • Engage in offline coding activities such as grid coding or dance coding.

 

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