Robots get coding ball rolling at Somerly Primary


Ashlee Edmonds (Year 3) and Brock Starr (Year 3) with the Spheros.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d457907
Robots get coding ball rolling at Somerly Primary
Ashlee Edmonds (Year 3) and Brock Starr (Year 3) with the Spheros. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d457907

ROLLING robots have infiltrated more north coast classrooms this term.

Somerly Primary School teacher Dyan Mundy said the Clarkson school was excited to receive robots as well as laptops this term.

“Students will have the opportunity to learn how to code a robot, designing the instructions to make it move,” she said.

“We currently have a coding club which occurs Tuesday lunch times – the club consists of 10 students who have recently started to learn how to use them.

“I have small group rotations during the week that my Year 2 class participate in learning how to steer them with the basic program ‘Sphero Draw and Drive’.

“Teachers have been incorporating tech-|nology into curriculum programs, allowing |students to research |information and produce text.”

Last term, Two Rocks Primary School welcomed its herd of spherical robots.