Ozobots are small robots that can be basically coded to travel and change lights using markers with color sequences added for specific actions. Students will learn how to operate Ozobot, how Ozobot senses its environment and moves in it, and how to tell Ozobot what to do using Color Codes Ozobots can also be coded using Blockly, a coding language with iPads or other devices.
Why should we include beginning programming in our curriculum? Introducing computer programming at the elementary level helps students become critical thinkers, problem solvers, encourages creativity, team building and perseverance. Coding introduces computational thinking which teaches them to break a problem into smaller parts, analyzing and correcting until a solution is reached.