Students at South Smithfield Elementary are learning coding with one of the school’s new Ozobots.
Ozobot is a powerful tiny robot that expands STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) and computer science learning through a collection of game based activities and digital apps. Ozobot’s easy to understand color code language is the ideal choice to introduce young minds to concepts that are vital to their success in the 21st century.
During a recent coding acceleration class students learned how to program the golf ball sized robot to follow the path of specific colored lines. Students were able to discover that the line-following robot works on a tablet, and will also follow a fat line drawn on a piece of paper.
In addition to the Ozobots, students as young as five years old are also learning basic block coding using the Code.org website. There they can program the popular Angry Birds to navigate mazes in order to reach a goal.