Students at Saddle Rock have a variety of opportunities to engage in computer programming through hands-on experiences. Students learn coding and computational problem solving strategies while programming robots. In addition, students are introduced to software programs that help kids refine their design, logic, and problem-solving abilities.
Dash Robots: Students use Dash robots to learn fundamental coding concepts while completing programming challenges.
Edison Robots: Edison is a programmable robot designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource for coding and robotics education for students.
Lego Mindstorm Robots: All students in grade five have the opportunity to use our Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots. Students work in groups to solve real world problems. Students research, design, and program their robots to solve their problems. This experience promotes STEM learning and design thinking.
Lego WeDo: Students use Lego WeDo kits to complete a variety of building and programming challenges. Students work in teams to follow specific instructions to complete Lego models. They then code those models to accomplish specific tasks.
Code-and-Go: Students build mazes and then use coding cards to create step-by-step paths for Colby, the Programmable Robot Mouse.
Ozobots: Ozobots are small robots that can can follow a path, change colors, and change movements based on color codes. Students use the Ozobots to create mazes that reinforce other academic concepts.
Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar: This caterpillar robot encourages kids to experiment as they play, helping them to develop coding, sequencing and critical thinking skills. Our kindergarteners are having a wonderful time programming this caterpillar.
Code.Org: Students solve grade appropriate challenges while collaborating with others.
ScratchJr: Students create their own interactive stories by snapping together programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing.