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Tagged With: algorithms

First Ever Digital Helper Meeting @RRIS

This year the Digital Helpers have their own dedicated meeting and the first one was held this week. We have some exciting Ollies and Spheros which are programmable robots that you can steer!  The Digital Helpers worked with a partner and really enjoyed exploring what they could do.  They couldn’t wait to go and tell their … Continue reading »

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Helping in Year 1 @RRIS

This week some of the Digital Leaders visited a Year 1 class to see how they were getting on with the Bee Bots!  They were most impressed how much the children knew and took the opportunity to pass on some tips 🙂

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Making Music with Incredibox @RRIS

This week the Digital Leaders have been using the program Incredibox to make some groovy music! “It is really easy you just drag the sound you want on top of the man and it starts playing.” “All the sounds are really cool.” “Some of the sounds fit together better than others.” “Our class are really going … Continue reading »

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Investigating Robot Dancing @RRIS

Who doesn’t love a dancing robot?!  This week the digital leaders have been testing out some websites that allow you to programme a robot to dance, Move Mixer and Robo Boogie  What was really clever about Robo Boogie was that you were able to change the robots movements and then look at the code to … Continue reading »

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Debugging with Blue-Bots @RRIS

This week the Digital Leaders have been supporting children in their own class with using our new Blue-Bots to write and debug algorithms.  We used cards to write the algorithm and followed the steps as the Bluebot moved to check for bugs.  We then programmed the Blue-Bots again when we found a bug.  Some children managed … Continue reading »

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Getting to Grips with Gadgets @RRIS

It’s been a busy couple of weeks with the new Rec Road Radio station taking up lots of our time – but it is well worth it 🙂 If you haven’t tuned in yet, go and have a listen to our podcasts now 🙂 We are very excited to announce that we have been asked … Continue reading »

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Making a Flappy Bird game @RRIS

This afternoon the Digital Leaders made their own Flappy Bird games with the help of the code.org website.  They worked through the activities and felt confident at the end to have a go themselves.  They were able to change many variables like the icon for the player (Superman, Batman or the Easter Bunny for example), … Continue reading »

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Supporting Reception with Beebots @RRIS

Some Reception children joined us this week to find out all about Beebots and how to program them. They worked on a one-to-one basis with a Digital leader and by the end of the session were ready to go back and show their own class. “It was a double thumbs up session – I loved … Continue reading »

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More Beebots @RRIS

After spending last week exploring how a beebot worked and how we could use cards to write an algorithm, this week we worked out routes for our beebots, getting them to the honey pots!  We then got in to teams and raced against each other – some of the routes were really difficult and had … Continue reading »

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Beebot Algorithms @RRIS

This week we were excited to get our new beebots and we were using direction cards to write algorithms.  We then got in pairs and extended our algorithms and decided to program them all to do the same dance!  We all had great fun and are going to show the rest of our classes how … Continue reading »

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