Game Utilizing Math Strategies to Program Underwater Robots
Expedition Atlantis, an iPad app from Robomatter, presents mobile robot mathproblems in a scaffolded and contextualized manner to motivate students to use mathematics rather than “guess and check” their way through robot programming. The game is designed so that students focus on learning mathematical strategies without having to be concerned about the nuances of programming. Expedition Atlantis rewards students for mathematical solutions, and the tools provided in the freely downloadable teacher guide are designed to generalize students’ proportional reasoning skills by the end of the game. Cost: Free for a limited time
Are you curious how you might integrate computer science in your upper elementary classroom, or are you looking for a unique way to have your students share their favorite books? With technology playing an increasingly important role in every profession, a foundational understanding of computer science is becoming an essential component of student learning. To authentically integrate computer science and literacy, I’m going to teach you how to support your students in using block-based coding to program book trailers.
Google’s Kick Start challenge offers coders around the world the chance to develop and hone their programing skills through online-hosted competition rounds. The three-hour rounds feature a variety of algorithmic challenges, all developed by Google engineers so that students get a sense of the technical skills needed for a career at Google.